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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 $72,490, Alaska is the highest paying state for geological and petroleum technicians. It is followed by Kentucky (average annual salary $64,520). 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 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
$72,490
$45,770 490
2 Kentucky
$64,520
$25,220 80
3 Montana
$63,750
$33,750 60
4 Colorado
$62,940
$37,020 590
5 Texas
$62,540
$19,690 6,340
6 Illinois
$61,710
$34,510 90
7 Indiana
$58,350
$28,410 0
8 Georgia
$57,290
$36,730 140
9 North Dakota
$57,070
$40,650 120
10 California
$54,650
$26,860 1,440
11 West Virginia
$54,320
$27,690 210
12 Oklahoma
$53,920
$28,290 1,340
13 New Jersey
$53,830
$34,350 200
14 Maryland
$53,550
$36,150 40
15 Michigan
$53,270
$30,230 120
16 Utah
$52,620
$25,630 200
17 Mississippi
$52,430
$23,040 210
18 New York
$52,220
$32,080 70
19 Ohio
$52,030
$33,060 130
20 Louisiana
$50,760
$33,400 740
21 Wyoming
$50,590
$34,210 300
22 Kansas
$49,540
$31,290 110
23 Missouri
$48,500
$32,850 50
24 Massachusetts
$47,290
$41,180 30
25 Tennessee
$47,100
$28,940 50
26 Pennsylvania
$46,300
$26,010 630
27 Arizona
$45,360
$27,670 100
28 Washington
$44,340
$20,210 90
29 Nevada
$44,110
$26,640 230
30 Hawaii
$42,680
$33,750 40
31 Alabama
$39,660
$27,990 90
32 New Mexico
$38,280
$26,740 150
33 South Dakota
$29,420
$20,900 30

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.