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Petroleum Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of petroleum engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare petroleum engineer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,270
25th Percentile Wage
$69,940
50th Percentile Wage
$101,720
75th Percentile Wage
$123,050
90th Percentile Wage
$141,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) petroleum engineers is $141,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $47,270.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016101,7201.15%3.20%
2015100,5501.63%-
201498,9100.74%-
201398,180-0.30%-
201298,470--

Compare Petroleum Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of petroleum engineers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $114,020. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $71,160). For detailed petroleum engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$114,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$103,200
Federal government, including USPS
$103,200
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$101,720
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$99,690
State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,160

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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