Graduate Petroleum Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer in the UK is:


Job profile for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer

•Reservoir engineers work to optimise production of oil and gas via proper well placement, production levels, and enhanced oil recovery techniques •Production engineers manage the interface between the reservoir and the well through such tasks as (but not limited to) perforations, sand control, artificial lift, downhole flow control and downhole monitoring equipment. They also select surface equipment that separates the produced fluids (oil, natural gas and water) •Petroleum geologists find hydrocarbons by analysing subsurface structures with geological and geophysical methods •Drilling engineers manage the technical aspects of drilling both production and injection wells. They work in multidisciplinary teams alongside other engineers, scientists, drilling teams and contractors.

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Graduate Petroleum Engineer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £20,000.

The average salary in 2010 was £32,000, based on 1 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £37,500, based on 1 respondents (a difference of 17% from the 2010 figure.

The median salary for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer based on all salary survey responses is: £34,750

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Graduate Petroleum Engineer is £17.38.

Graduate Petroleum Engineer Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£30580 $47704.8 North West
£37878 $59089.68 London
£27800 $43368 Yorkshire and North East
£30233 $47163.48 South West
£35793 $55837.08 South East
£29538 $46079.28 Scotland
£31275 $48789 Northern Ireland
£29190 $45536.4 Wales
£32318 $50416.08 Midlands
£28843 $44995.08 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £26,063 for a worker in their 20s, £34,055 (30s), £40,310 (40s) and £40,310 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Graduate Petroleum Engineer is considered to not necessarily be representative across the whole UK market as it is based on less than five respondents with this job title.

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