Petroleum Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of petroleum engineers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare petroleum engineer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) petroleum engineers is $148,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $159,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $93,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
0.97% 36.16%
33.88% -
2.50% -
- -

Compare Petroleum Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of petroleum engineers in two industries in the construction sector are shown below. For detailed petroleum engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Construction of Buildings
Nonresidential Building Construction

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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