How Much do Petroleum Engineers Make in Illinois?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers in Illinois earn an average of $132,450 a year, equivalent to $63.68 an hour.

This is 16% less than petroleum engineers nationwide, but it is 140% more than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Petroleum Engineer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $80.63 $167,710
75th $73.78 $153,470
50th $62.86 $130,740
25th $54.78 $113,940
10th $47.30 $98,380
Illinois Petroleum Engineers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Chicago $92.01 $191,370
Illinois Petroleum Engineer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $63.68 $132,450
2018 $63.23 $131,510
2017 $40.47 $84,170
2016 N/A N/A
2015 N/A N/A
2014 $51.19 $106,480
2011 $30.29 $63,000