How Much do Petroleum Engineers Make in Colorado?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers in Colorado earn an average of $154,210 a year, equivalent to $74.14 an hour.

This is 2% less than petroleum engineers nationwide, but it is 167% more than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Petroleum Engineer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th > $104 > $208,000
75th $89.84 $186,860
50th $69.58 $144,730
25th $53.37 $111,010
10th $36.80 $76,540
Colorado Petroleum Engineers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Denver $77.38 $160,940
Greeley $54.85 $114,080
Colorado Petroleum Engineer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $74.14 $154,210
2018 $73.86 $153,640
2017 $78.42 $163,110
2016 $77.50 $161,200
2015 $75.24 $156,500
2014 $73.06 $151,960
2013 $69.24 $144,010
2012 $65.88 $137,030
2011 $59.88 $124,540