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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,920
25th Percentile Wage
$80,800
50th Percentile Wage
$115,900
75th Percentile Wage
$156,790
90th Percentile Wage
$204,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $204,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,920.

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
$115,900
0.72% -28.61%
2016
$115,060
-2.19% -
2015
$117,580
-12.20% -
2014
$131,930
-3.35% -
2013
$136,350
-9.32% -
2012
$149,060
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Oklahoma ranges from $79,850 to $128,830. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Oklahoma is Tulsa with a median annual salary of $128,830. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Fort Smith (mean annual salary $127,730). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $79,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tulsa
$128,830
Fort Smith
$127,730
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$122,990
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$119,500
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$108,030
Oklahoma City
$107,610
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$79,850




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