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
$28,810
25th Percentile Wage
$36,460
50th Percentile Wage
$47,470
75th Percentile Wage
$65,420
90th Percentile Wage
$89,640

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 $89,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geological and petroleum technicians is $28,810.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,470
-3.20% 5.56%
2016
$48,990
-2.69% -
2015
$50,310
6.60% -
2014
$46,990
4.21% -
2013
$45,010
0.40% -
2012
$44,830
- -

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 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 geological and petroleum technician occupations is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $57,840. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $46,460). For detailed geological and petroleum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,840
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,670
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$51,310
State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,580
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$47,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,460

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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