Geological And Petroleum Technicians

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
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

Employment Outlook for Geological And Petroleum Technicians

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Geological And Petroleum Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,geological and petroleum technicians make $29.92 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, geological and petroleum technicians make $62,240 per year.

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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