How much money does a petroleum Engineer make? A petroleum Engineer who works in the Gulf for USA companies?

I’ve always wanted to be a petroleum Engineer. Can any one tell me specifically how much a petroleum Engineer who graduates from USA universities makes. And travels to the Gulf and work there for the US companies. Will he succeed or no? will he make alot of money in the Gulf? please tell me exactly what are the positive and negative things about it?

2 Responses to “How much money does a petroleum Engineer make? A petroleum Engineer who works in the Gulf for USA companies?”

  1. bbullough Says:

    I’ll abbreviate Petroleum Engineer/Engineering as "PE" for sake of typing.

    PEs will get paid (base) between $65,000 and $200,000, depending on many things. The low end is for new grads (not a lot of openings for them right now, so maybe even less money). The upper end is for those with special skills and a LOT of experience. If they work on off-shore rigs, they get extra pay (>10% more). Downsides are that PEs are in a highly volatile industry – they spend a lot of time unemployed, so they have to save the big bucks for when they have no income. Also, the government is doing everything it can to discourage production and expansion of the domestic industry, so it’s not growing. If you want to work in the Gulf area, contact the PE program at TAMU or U of Houston or UT-Austin, or maybe LSU. They can provide recent starting salaries and put a positive spin on things for you.

  2. erick Says:

    A friend of mind works on the Ohio River near cincy and he told me he does very good….he lives in a nice house…single..on 28 days off 28.. if your single, it wouldbe perfect i make about 15 so I would imagine he doees about 20 or more per hour…

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