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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.

Job Description

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
Indian Affairs 3 $127,381.00
Forest Service 2 $151,627.00
Geological Survey 2 $144,473.00
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

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 TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
MathematicsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Agricultural Market ReportingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Mechanical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-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.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0881.

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