Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,790
25th Percentile Wage
$37,140
50th Percentile Wage
$48,990
75th Percentile Wage
$65,010
90th Percentile Wage
$88,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians 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) geological and petroleum technicians is $88,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $29,790.

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,990-2.69%8.49%
201550,3106.60%-
201446,9904.21%-
201345,0100.40%-
201244,830--

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

The average salaries of geological and petroleum technicians in four 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 geological and petroleum technician occupations is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $48,990. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $45,790). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,170
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,270
State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,790

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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