Salary for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

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Geologic and petroleum technicians use techniques including borehole sampling and electronic, sonic, and nuclear measurements to determine the presence and size of ore, oil, mineral and gas deposits. They may monitor bore hole condiitons, and well conditions. They often serve as assistants to scientists and other technical professionals, and may work both in the laboratory and in the field.

A Geological or Petroleum Technician can receive salaries ranging between $28,210 to $109,300 based on seniority levels. usually get an average wage of sixty-one thousand one hundred and thirty dollars yearly.

obtain the most salary in Colorado, which has an average salary rate of about $73,530. These professionals make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive wages of $94,350.

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Geological and Petroleum Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction