A petroleum engineer is involved in nearly all the stages of oil and gas field evaluation, development and production. The aim of their work is to maximize hydrocarbon recovery at minimum cost while maintaining a strong emphasis on reducing environmental impact.
Annual Gross Salary
The average annual income of a petroleum engineer ranges between $108,400 - $160,100 depending on the state, hourly wage, weekly salary, and monthly salary.
Typical benefits packages include generous paid time off, matching retirement plan contributions and full health, disability and life insurance coverage.