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
$96,670
25th Percentile Wage
$132,110
50th Percentile Wage
$157,780
75th Percentile Wage
$191,120
90th Percentile Wage
$148,950

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 $157,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $96,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
2016157,78033.88%35.54%
2013104,3202.50%-
2012101,710--

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
$158,810
Nonresidential Building Construction
$158,810

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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