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Highest Paying Cities for Petroleum Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for petroleum engineers (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 petroleum engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $177,230, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois is the highest paying city for petroleum engineers. It is followed by New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York (average annual salary $174,460). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of petroleum engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Petroleum Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$177,230
80
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$174,460
110
3 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$165,240
1,390
4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$159,790
2,060
5 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$158,580
1,040
6 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$156,250
10,950
7 Anchorage, Alaska
$148,670
410
8 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$141,640
200
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$134,230
170
10 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$133,990
670
11 Corpus Christi, Texas
$133,380
210
12 Waco, Texas
$132,530
n/a
13 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$132,250
120
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$131,540
180
15 Wichita, Kansas
$130,140
60
16 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$129,620
1,090
17 Lafayette, Louisiana
$129,470
350
18 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$129,220
320
19 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$129,180
160
20 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$128,830
670
21 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$128,520
100
22 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$127,730
30
23 Amarillo, Texas
$127,240
30
24 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$126,930
190
25 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$126,920
30
26 Billings, Montana
$126,670
130
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$125,500
40
28 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$125,110
100
29 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$125,040
40
30 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$124,280
90
31 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$124,240
550
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$124,100
790
33 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$124,100
90
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$123,850
660
35 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$122,990
450
36 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$122,280
50
37 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$121,720
480
38 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$121,480
480
39 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$121,330
820
40 Mobile, Alabama
$120,150
40
41 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$119,840
190
42 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$119,500
110
43 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$119,360
n/a
44 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$118,940
40
45 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$118,860
510
46 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$118,330
500
47 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$118,140
30
48 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$117,700
30
49 Greeley, Colorado
$117,680
140
50 West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$117,260
n/a
51 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$116,830
120
52 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$116,760
800
53 Salt Lake City, Utah
$115,600
110
54 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$115,320
60
55 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$115,300
120
56 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$113,870
n/a
57 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$113,830
350
58 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$113,400
60
59 Midland, Texas
$112,330
1,310
60 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$111,520
140
61 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$111,120
30
62 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$108,930
40
63 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$108,790
90
64 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$108,130
n/a
65 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$108,030
120
66 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$107,610
940
67 Wichita Falls, Texas
$106,800
90
68 Victoria, Texas
$104,610
30
69 Charleston, West Virginia
$104,120
50
70 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$103,110
30
71 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$103,030
170
72 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$101,670
n/a
73 St Louis, Missouri
$99,560
60
74 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$98,360
40
75 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$98,290
60
76 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$98,120
40
77 Farmington, New Mexico
$97,160
70
78 Odessa, Texas
$96,770
220
79 Casper, Wyoming
$95,870
90
80 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$94,830
110
81 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$94,440
40
82 Grand Junction, Colorado
$94,230
40
83 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$93,350
90
84 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$93,040
60
85 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$92,660
30
86 Toledo, Ohio
$92,080
110
87 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$92,020
80
88 San Angelo, Texas
$91,740
100
89 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$87,850
60
90 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$87,740
270
91 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$87,120
40
92 Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
$85,130
n/a
93 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$85,130
210
94 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$83,250
210
95 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$81,750
30
96 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$81,370
60
97 Longview, Texas
$80,890
140
98 Tyler, Texas
$80,180
140
99 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$79,850
280
100 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$79,220
30
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