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 amongst Texas 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 Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,810
25th Percentile Wage
$35,480
50th Percentile Wage
$57,270
75th Percentile Wage
$86,810
90th Percentile Wage
$124,340

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 $124,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,270
-9.20% 11.89%
2016
$62,540
9.39% -
2015
$56,670
-1.69% -
2014
$57,630
2.72% -
2013
$56,060
9.99% -
2012
$50,460
- -

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 $77,950. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in Texas is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $77,950. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $69,540). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $20,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lubbock
$77,950
Fort Worth-Arlington
$69,540
Longview
$69,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$68,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$66,790
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$66,690
San Angelo
$66,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$62,680
Victoria
$58,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$56,590
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$52,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$51,020
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,790
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,790
Odessa
$49,750
Tyler
$48,730
Amarillo
$47,770
Midland
$43,890
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$39,460
College Station-Bryan
$39,370
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,180
Corpus Christi
$35,600
El Paso
$27,240
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$20,000




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