Petroleum Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Petroleum Engineer"How much does a Petroleum Engineer in the federal government get paid? $122,629.22* *Based on the 2022 average.
Petroleum Engineer was the 270th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 343 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2022, the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement hired the most employees titled Petroleum Engineering, with an average salary of $130,437.
Government Petroleum Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Petroleum Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Petroleum Engineer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement||177||$130,436.76|
|Bureau of Land Management||84||$99,053.11|
|Bureau of Ocean Energy Management||49||$125,019.78|
|Office of the Secretary of the Interior||7||$110,425.71|
|Department of Energy||7||$163,282.43|
|Internal Revenue Service||5||$129,554.20|
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission||4||$118,395.00|
|Securities and Exchange Commission||2||$206,199.50|
|National Park Service||1||$104,038.00|
Petroleum Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Petroleum Engineer is $122,629.22. The highest paid Petroleum Engineer made $220,858 in 2022.
Common Petroleum Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Petroleum Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||340|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||2|
|EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Petroleum Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Biological Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Mathematics||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Legal Instruments Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Agricultural Market Reporting||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Mechanical Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Petroleum Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a Petroleum Engineer was $82,603. Since then, the average pay has increased to $122,629 in 2022.
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