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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 $157,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $96,670.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 2016 and published in April 2017 .