Petroleum Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,110
25th Percentile Wage
$101,590
50th Percentile Wage
$124,000
75th Percentile Wage
$160,410
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) petroleum engineers is $160,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $84,110.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016124,0000.63%2.66%
2015123,2203.44%-
2014118,980-1.53%-
2013120,8000.08%-
2012120,700--

Compare Petroleum Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of petroleum engineers in six industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for petroleum engineer occupations is the basic chemical manufacturing industry with an annual salary $135,800. The lowest paying industry is the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry (annual salary $123,580). For detailed petroleum engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$135,800
Chemical Manufacturing
$135,520
Machinery Manufacturing
$132,770
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$132,770
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$123,580
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$123,580

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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