Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,940
25th Percentile Wage
$38,080
50th Percentile Wage
$55,950
75th Percentile Wage
$76,370
90th Percentile Wage
$103,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $103,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $27,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,950
-4.13% -43.68%
2016
$58,260
-11.50% -
2015
$64,960
-0.35% -
2014
$65,190
-5.88% -
2013
$69,020
-16.47% -
2012
$80,390
- -

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

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in seven 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 geological and petroleum technician occupations is the machinery manufacturing industry with an annual salary $77,910. The lowest paying industry is the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry (annual salary $55,370). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery Manufacturing
$77,910
Machinery Manufacturing
$77,910
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$76,710
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$70,500
Chemical Manufacturing
$66,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,370
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,370

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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