Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,360
25th Percentile Wage
$44,070
50th Percentile Wage
$52,520
75th Percentile Wage
$62,690
90th Percentile Wage
$77,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $77,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $37,360.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,520
13.19% 4.76%
2016
$45,590
0.26% -
2015
$45,470
3.91% -
2014
$43,690
-9.89% -
2013
$48,010
-4.19% -
2012
$50,020
- -

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

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in seven industries in the educational services 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $59,610. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - privately owned industry (annual salary $42,510). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,570
Educational Services
$52,520
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,510
Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,510

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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