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Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,760
25th Percentile Wage
$75,660
50th Percentile Wage
$100,490
75th Percentile Wage
$161,170
90th Percentile Wage
$196,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $196,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,760.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$100,490
-5.11% 3.32%
2015
$105,630
12.50% -
2014
$92,430
4.91% -
2013
$87,890
-10.54% -
2012
$97,150
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of West Virginia ranges from $85,130 to $134,230. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $134,230. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $115,300). The lowest paying area is Huntington-Ashland with a median annual salary of $85,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$134,230
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$115,300
Charleston
$104,120
Huntington-Ashland
$85,130




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