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Petroleum Engineers

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2018 the median annual salary for petroleum engineers was $137,720. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $79,270 or less. The top 25 percent earned $193,430 or more. The Society of Petroleum Engineers reports that its professional members working in the upstream oil and gas industry reported average total compensation of $197,619 in 2019.

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