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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,900
25th Percentile Wage
$108,410
50th Percentile Wage
$149,150
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 $149,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,900.

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
$149,150
6.27% 6.83%
2016
$139,800
-4.54% -
2015
$146,140
2.07% -
2014
$143,110
-0.07% -
2013
$143,210
2.96% -
2012
$138,970
- -

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 $75,970 to $165,240. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $165,240. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $159,790). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $75,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$165,240
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$159,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$156,250
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$141,640
Fort Worth-Arlington
$133,990
Corpus Christi
$133,380
Waco
$132,530
Amarillo
$127,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$126,930
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$124,240
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$118,860
Midland
$112,330
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$108,790
Wichita Falls
$106,800
Victoria
$104,610
Odessa
$96,770
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,350
San Angelo
$91,740
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$87,740
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$85,130
College Station-Bryan
$81,370
Longview
$80,890
Tyler
$80,180
Abilene
$75,970




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