Highest Paying Industries for Petroleum Engineers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services110.69230230
Management of Companies and Enterprises82.25171080
Oil and Gas Extraction75.86157790
Finance and Insurance75.56157170
Engineering Services74.85155690
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas74.73155450
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities74.22154380
Other Financial Investment Activities74.22154380
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing74.2154330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services73.65153190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services72.84151500
Chemical Manufacturing72.8151420
Basic Chemical Manufacturing72.22150210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services71.41148520
All industries, private ownership only71.27148240
Machinery Manufacturing71.02147710
Mining70.97147620
All industries70.92147520
Other Pipeline Transportation70.72147100
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers70.64146930
Pipeline Transportation69.44144430
Transportation and Warehousing69.17143860
Scientific Research and Development Services68.74142990
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences68.74142990
Administrative and Support Services65.05135300
Employment Services65.05135300
Manufacturing65.02135250
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services64.55134270
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing64.41133970
Natural Gas Distribution63.92132960
Utilities63.18131420
Wholesale Trade62.59130180
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods61.02126910
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil59.77124320
Support Activities for Mining57118550
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution55.37115170
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers53.59111470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals46.9697680
State government, including schools and hospitals46.2796230
Federal Executive Branch46.1996070
Federal government, including the US Postal Service46.1996070
Federal, State, and Local Government46.0695800
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service46.0695800
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service45.9195500
Testing Laboratories43.1989830

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