National » Petroleum Engineers » Louisiana

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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,500
25th Percentile Wage
$101,740
50th Percentile Wage
$128,370
75th Percentile Wage
$173,270
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 $173,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $128,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38.22
25th Percentile Wage
$48.91
50th Percentile Wage
$61.72
75th Percentile Wage
$83.31
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $83.31. The median hourly salary is $61.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016128,3705.11%9.28%
2015121,8105.90%-
2014114,620-3.39%-
2013118,5101.73%-
2012116,460--

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 $137,790. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Louisiana is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $137,790. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $133,500). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $92,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Shreveport-Bossier City
$137,790
Baton Rouge
$133,500
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$129,620
Lafayette
$129,470
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$113,400
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$109,160
Lake Charles
$92,660



Related:

Highest paying cities for petroleum engineers

Highest paying industries for petroleum engineers.