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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
$49,670
25th Percentile Wage
$79,920
50th Percentile Wage
$107,370
75th Percentile Wage
$126,900
90th Percentile Wage
$145,640

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 $145,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $107,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid petroleum engineers is $49,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$107,370
5.26% 8.29%
2016
$101,720
1.15% -
2015
$100,550
1.63% -
2014
$98,910
0.74% -
2013
$98,180
-0.30% -
2012
$98,470
- -

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 $107,370. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $80,280). 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)
$107,370
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$107,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$104,060
Federal government, including USPS
$104,060
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$104,050
State government, including schools and hospitals
$80,280

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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