Geological And Petroleum Technicians

What Are The Training Requirements for Geological And Petroleum Technicians?

Geological and petroleum technicians need an associate's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Geological and petroleum technicians
Typical education of Geological and petroleum technicians
Percent
Less than High School 3.4
High School 21.5
Some College 27.0
Associates Degree 15.2
Bachelors Degree 26.3
Masters Degree 4.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.8

What Is the Employment Outlook for Geological And Petroleum Technicians?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more geological and petroleum technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.

This career includes 16,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Geological And Petroleum Technicians Make?

On average, geological and petroleum technicians make $29.92 per hour or $62,240 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Geological And Petroleum Technicians?

Hourly income for Geological and petroleum technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Geological and petroleum technicians $12.19 $18.14 $27.15 $37.61 $49.56
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Geological And Petroleum Technicians?

Annual salary for Geological and petroleum technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Geological and petroleum technicians $25,350 $37,720 $56,470 $78,220 $103,080
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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