Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,930
25th Percentile Wage
$49,750
50th Percentile Wage
$65,340
75th Percentile Wage
$74,430
90th Percentile Wage
$79,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $79,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $38,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,3404.70%17.71%
201562,2705.60%-
201458,78023.70%-
201344,850-19.89%-
201253,770--

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

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in three industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $57,030. The lowest paying industry is the chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $37,580). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$57,030
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$55,820
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$37,580

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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