Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for geological and petroleum technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geological and petroleum technicians among Pennsylvania cities 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 Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,010
25th Percentile Wage
$31,170
50th Percentile Wage
$46,300
75th Percentile Wage
$70,410
90th Percentile Wage
$85,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,010.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.51
25th Percentile Wage
$14.98
50th Percentile Wage
$22.26
75th Percentile Wage
$33.85
90th Percentile Wage
$41.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geological and petroleum technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.23. The median hourly salary is $22.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.51.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,300-20.86%2.12%
201555,9604.49%-
201453,45011.81%-
201347,1403.86%-
201245,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $40,570 to $55,310. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in Pennsylvania is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,310. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $47,870). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $40,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,310
Pittsburgh
$47,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$41,410
Philadelphia
$40,570



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