Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,980
25th Percentile Wage
$102,980
50th Percentile Wage
$139,800
75th Percentile Wage
$195,850
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $195,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $139,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $77,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37.49
25th Percentile Wage
$49.51
50th Percentile Wage
$67.20
75th Percentile Wage
$94.16
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $94.16. The median hourly salary is $67.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.49.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016139,800-4.54%0.59%
2015146,1402.07%-
2014143,110-0.07%-
2013143,2102.96%-
2012138,970--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Texas ranges from $50,970 to $153,080. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $153,080. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $147,960). The lowest paying area is Tyler with a median annual salary of $50,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$153,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$147,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$147,850
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$138,420
Fort Worth-Arlington
$133,990
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$126,930
Midland
$122,510
Corpus Christi
$118,790
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$108,790
Odessa
$103,350
Victoria
$94,650
College Station-Bryan
$93,950
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$87,740
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$85,130
Longview
$80,890
Tyler
$50,970



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