Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for geological and petroleum technicians in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geological and petroleum technicians among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,690
25th Percentile Wage
$37,590
50th Percentile Wage
$62,540
75th Percentile Wage
$86,440
90th Percentile Wage
$119,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.47
25th Percentile Wage
$18.07
50th Percentile Wage
$30.07
75th Percentile Wage
$41.56
90th Percentile Wage
$57.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geological and petroleum technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.23. The median hourly salary is $30.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.47.

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
201662,5409.39%19.32%
201556,670-1.69%-
201457,6302.72%-
201356,0609.99%-
201250,460--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in state of Texas ranges from $20,000 to $77,730. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $77,730. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $73,560). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $20,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$77,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$73,560
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,050
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,130
Odessa
$59,090
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$56,590
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$53,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$48,870
Corpus Christi
$48,230
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,660
Midland
$43,890
College Station-Bryan
$39,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$39,490
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$20,000


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