How Much do Petroleum Engineers Make in Alaska?

Do petroleum engineers in Alaska make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Alaska petroleum engineers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers in Alaska earn an average of $150,120 a year, equivalent to $72.18 an hour.

This is 4% less than petroleum engineers nationwide, but it is 153% more than the typical Alaska worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Alaska Petroleum Engineer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th > $104 > $208,000
75th $80.03 $166,460
50th $65.00 $135,190
25th $51.23 $106,560
10th $42.00 $87,360
Alaska Petroleum Engineers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Anchorage $72.62 $151,040
Alaska Petroleum Engineer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $72.18 $150,120
2018 $77.54 $161,290
2017 $71.74 $149,220
2016 $71.12 $147,930
2015 $70.51 $146,650
2014 $73.69 $153,280
2013 $77.09 $160,340
2012 $76.46 $159,040
2011 $71.85 $149,450