Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,360
25th Percentile Wage
$47,280
50th Percentile Wage
$65,660
75th Percentile Wage
$91,100
90th Percentile Wage
$171,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $171,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $31,360.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,6602.00%12.84%
201564,35011.36%-
201457,0401.07%-
201356,430-1.42%-
201257,230--

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

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in four industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $98,780. The lowest paying industry is the pipeline transportation of natural gas industry (annual salary $56,650). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$98,780
Other Pipeline Transportation
$67,150
Pipeline Transportation
$62,640
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$56,650

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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