Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth?s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.

$132,280

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Petroleum Engineers

Currently employed

32,010

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

15%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

5,000 to 9,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Petroleum Engineers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

New Jersey $168,140

Texas $149,150

Colorado $146,780

Alaska $137,780

North Dakota $133,560

Louisiana $129,530

Virginia $125,090

California $122,750

Montana $119,310

Utah $119,260

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Maxxing your 401k as Petroleum Engineers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

14.4%

Per paycheck

$732.63

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $5,087.69
Pre Tax Retirement $732.63
Before Taxes $4,355.06
Taxes $1,306.52
Take Home $3,048.54

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