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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum engineers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum engineers amongst Louisiana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Petroleum Engineers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$81,110
25th Percentile Wage
$101,280
50th Percentile Wage
$129,530
75th Percentile Wage
$170,450
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $170,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $129,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $81,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$129,530
0.90% 10.09%
2016
$128,370
5.11% -
2015
$121,810
5.90% -
2014
$114,620
-3.39% -
2013
$118,510
1.73% -
2012
$116,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Louisiana ranges from $92,660 to $132,250. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $132,250. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $129,620). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $92,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$132,250
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$129,620
Lafayette
$129,470
Shreveport-Bossier City
$117,700
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$113,400
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$111,520
Lake Charles
$92,660




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