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Highest Paying Cities for Petroleum Engineers

The top 63 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 $158,010, Jackson, Mississippi is the highest paying city for petroleum engineers. It is followed by Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (average annual salary $153,080). 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 petroleum engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 63 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Petroleum Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Jackson, Mississippi
$158,010
60
2 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$153,080
1,720
3 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$152,280
1,190
4 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$147,960
10,880
5 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$147,850
2,380
6 Anchorage, Alaska
$147,190
450
7 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$139,970
40
8 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$138,420
210
9 Greeley, Colorado
$138,140
110
10 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$137,790
40
11 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$133,990
660
12 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$133,500
110
13 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$132,060
240
14 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$129,620
1,090
15 Lafayette, Louisiana
$129,470
440
16 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$129,340
320
17 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$129,180
160
18 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$127,810
140
19 Wichita, Kansas
$127,770
50
20 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$126,930
190
21 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$125,040
40
22 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$125,000
750
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$124,280
40
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$123,790
530
25 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$123,760
950
26 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$122,990
450
27 Billings, Montana
$122,710
120
28 Midland, Texas
$122,510
1,310
29 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$121,920
100
30 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$119,810
180
31 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$119,800
180
32 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$118,980
480
33 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$118,980
480
34 Corpus Christi, Texas
$118,790
270
35 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$118,140
30
36 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$117,600
80
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$116,760
800
38 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$114,600
490
39 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$113,400
60
40 Salt Lake City, Utah
$113,150
150
41 Grand Junction, Colorado
$111,030
160
42 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$109,160
n/a
43 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$108,790
110
44 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$108,130
n/a
45 Odessa, Texas
$103,350
250
46 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$103,030
210
47 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$102,880
1,110
48 Casper, Wyoming
$98,770
190
49 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$98,570
90
50 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$98,360
40
51 Farmington, New Mexico
$95,250
70
52 Victoria, Texas
$94,650
50
53 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$93,950
70
54 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$92,660
40
55 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$88,190
140
56 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$87,740
280
57 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$85,130
130
58 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$83,210
50
59 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$81,750
30
60 Longview, Texas
$80,890
120
61 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$76,100
60
62 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$72,470
40
63 Tyler, Texas
$50,970
110
See also: Highest paying industries for petroleum engineers.