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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INDUSTRIES

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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$94,350
Manufacturing
$87,660
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$73,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$71,320
Utilities
$64,820
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$60,200

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$51,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,280
Construction
$57,340
Public Administration
$57,880
Wholesale Trade
$58,860
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$60,200