Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare geological and petroleum technician salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,570
25th Percentile Wage
$42,870
50th Percentile Wage
$63,960
75th Percentile Wage
$83,010
90th Percentile Wage
$109,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) geological and petroleum technicians is $109,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $28,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,9605.86%11.16%
201560,2101.18%-
201459,5000.55%-
201359,1703.97%-
201256,820--

Compare Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for geological and petroleum technician occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $69,720. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $48,900). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,720
Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,720
Support Activities for Mining
$57,400
Support Activities for Mining
$57,400
Metal Ore Mining
$55,310
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,150
Coal Mining
$53,270
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$48,900

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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