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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,240
25th Percentile Wage
$108,460
50th Percentile Wage
$133,560
75th Percentile Wage
$181,140
90th Percentile Wage
$203,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $203,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $133,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,240.

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
2017
$133,560
12.52% 31.66%
2016
$116,840
20.63% -
2015
$92,740
1.57% -
2014
$91,280
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers in North Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of North Dakota ranges from $92,020 to $128,520. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $128,520. The lowest paying area is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$128,520
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$92,020




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