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Highest Paying States for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,620, Alaska is the highest paying state for geological and petroleum technicians. It is followed by Colorado (average annual salary $67,060). 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 geological and petroleum technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$76,620
$43,540 410
2 Colorado
$67,060
$40,910 790
3 Kentucky
$66,700
$32,100 90
4 Louisiana
$63,200
$34,990 600
5 Georgia
$61,630
$40,930 210
6 North Dakota
$59,280
$51,410 120
7 New Jersey
$59,190
$41,400 60
8 Oregon
$58,960
$42,660 80
9 Texas
$57,270
$23,810 6,080
10 Utah
$55,650
$31,350 250
11 New York
$55,410
$33,830 70
12 Montana
$54,840
$33,570 180
13 Maryland
$54,700
$34,730 40
14 West Virginia
$53,660
$30,170 270
15 Wyoming
$52,600
$36,310 160
16 Connecticut
$52,540
$28,930 0
17 California
$51,150
$26,710 1,590
18 Minnesota
$50,540
$31,870 80
19 Oklahoma
$49,680
$26,910 1,180
20 Nevada
$49,660
$28,660 200
21 Michigan
$49,340
$30,820 210
22 Massachusetts
$48,460
$41,640 40
23 Idaho
$48,390
$25,660 50
24 Indiana
$47,850
$32,910 40
25 Mississippi
$47,550
$22,460 80
26 Pennsylvania
$46,470
$26,290 430
27 Washington
$46,230
$29,910 60
28 Kansas
$45,640
$28,490 60
29 Ohio
$45,120
$30,760 130
30 Iowa
$44,940
$27,860 0
31 Missouri
$44,120
$32,120 60
32 Tennessee
$43,690
$28,640 80
33 Hawaii
$42,680
$33,750 40
34 Arizona
$42,590
$25,670 280
35 New Mexico
$42,000
$27,160 140
36 Alabama
$39,570
$28,810 90
37 Florida
$39,280
$24,660 160
38 South Carolina
$38,560
$29,220 100
39 Arkansas
$38,400
$26,720 60
40 Virginia
$37,360
$28,080 40
41 Illinois
$30,550
$22,490 80
42 South Dakota
$29,420
$20,900 30
43 Puerto Rico
$26,620
$17,200 0

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of geological and petroleum technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for geological and petroleum technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.