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Highest Paying Cities for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

The top 74 highest paying cities for geological and petroleum technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of geological and petroleum technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $83,970, New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana is the highest paying city for geological and petroleum technicians. It is followed by Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado (average annual salary $78,120). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of geological and petroleum technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 74 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$83,970
210
2 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$78,120
350
3 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$77,730
340
4 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$77,160
100
5 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$75,050
60
6 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$73,560
2,780
7 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$72,840
360
8 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$71,050
90
9 Anchorage, Alaska
$71,040
90
10 Billings, Montana
$68,160
40
11 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$67,350
150
12 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$66,610
140
13 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$65,130
70
14 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$65,110
110
15 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$64,590
210
16 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$63,160
50
17 Casper, Wyoming
$62,830
130
18 Odessa, Texas
$59,090
60
19 Wichita, Kansas
$57,980
30
20 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$57,780
80
21 Salt Lake City, Utah
$56,700
120
22 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$56,590
n/a
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$56,540
100
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$56,540
100
25 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$56,170
50
26 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$56,120
60
27 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$55,860
350
28 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$55,730
30
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$55,540
220
30 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$55,310
40
31 Lafayette, Louisiana
$54,790
200
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$54,500
40
33 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$54,270
110
34 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$53,840
230
35 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$53,500
n/a
36 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$52,610
510
37 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$50,960
50
38 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$50,550
n/a
39 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$50,180
710
40 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$50,180
710
41 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$49,630
60
42 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$49,060
30
43 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$48,870
960
44 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$48,770
560
45 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$48,570
350
46 Corpus Christi, Texas
$48,230
160
47 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$48,200
30
48 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$47,870
350
49 Fairbanks, Alaska
$47,160
70
50 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$47,070
60
51 Kansas City, Missouri
$46,700
40
52 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$46,660
220
53 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,450
30
54 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$45,980
80
55 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$45,980
80
56 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$45,400
30
57 Grand Junction, Colorado
$45,320
30
58 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$44,310
30
59 Midland, Texas
$43,890
660
60 Charleston, West Virginia
$43,740
50
61 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$42,980
110
62 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$41,410
130
63 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$40,820
n/a
64 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$40,710
80
65 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$40,570
70
66 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$39,930
50
67 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$39,490
620
68 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$39,090
40
69 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$38,830
50
70 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$38,790
n/a
71 Honolulu, Hawaii
$37,950
40
72 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$37,150
220
73 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$35,590
40
74 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$20,000
100
See also: Highest paying industries for geological and petroleum technicians.