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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum engineers in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum engineers among Mississippi 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 Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,910
25th Percentile Wage
$90,910
50th Percentile Wage
$115,100
75th Percentile Wage
$141,540
90th Percentile Wage
$183,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $183,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$115,100
1.77% 29.24%
2014
$113,060
-0.46% -
2013
$113,580
28.29% -
2012
$81,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Mississippi ranges from $77,200 to $129,180. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Mississippi is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $129,180. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $113,830). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $77,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$129,180
Gulfport-Biloxi
$113,830
Pascagoula
$111,120
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$101,670
Jackson
$77,200




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