If you’re a petroleum engineer working in a petroleum engineering company, you could make as much as $100.00 an hour.
The median annual salary for petroleum engineers is $105,000.
In fact, the average oil engineer earns about $120,000 annually.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that petroleum engineers earned a median of $106,000 in 2013.
That number has risen since the beginning of the year.
And oil engineers work in oil fields and are required to have a bachelor’s degree.
According to the US Department of Labor, the salary average for oil engineers in 2013 was $106.81 an hour or $97,872 a year.
If you want to learn more about petroleum engineering, you can check out this infographic.