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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum engineers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum engineers amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,210
25th Percentile Wage
$88,070
50th Percentile Wage
$112,720
75th Percentile Wage
$140,250
90th Percentile Wage
$173,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $173,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,210.

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
$112,720
0.20% 13.45%
2016
$112,500
6.15% -
2015
$105,580
-1.33% -
2014
$106,980
7.84% -
2013
$98,590
1.04% -
2012
$97,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $87,120 to $119,840. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $119,840. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $118,330). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $87,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$119,840
Pittsburgh
$118,330
Philadelphia
$116,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$115,320
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$94,830
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$87,120




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