SOC Code 17-2171 - Petroleum Engineers

Total Employment

32,620

Hourly Wage (avg)

$75.37

Annual Wage (avg)

$156,780

Description

Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.

Snapshot

SOC Code 17-2171 - Petroleum Engineers is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 32,620 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $75.37 and average Annual Wage of $156,780.

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Occupation Examples

  • Natural Gas Engineer
  • Oil Drilling Engineer
  • Oil Exploration Engineer
  • Oil Well Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer

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