How Much do Petroleum Engineers Make in Louisiana?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers in Louisiana earn an average of $132,000 a year, equivalent to $63.46 an hour.

This is 16% less than petroleum engineers nationwide, but it is 199% more than the typical Louisiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Louisiana Petroleum Engineer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $95.64 $198,940
75th $75.12 $156,250
50th $57.53 $119,660
25th $45.49 $94,620
10th $38.83 $80,760
Louisiana Petroleum Engineers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Baton Rouge $60.49 $125,830
Houma $59.66 $124,090
Lafayette $59.98 $124,760
New Orleans $65.47 $136,180
Louisiana Petroleum Engineer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $63.46 $132,000
2018 $70.14 $145,880
2017 $71.44 $148,600
2016 $71.22 $148,130
2015 $66.48 $138,270
2014 $61.65 $128,230
2013 $64.11 $133,350
2012 $63.32 $131,700
2011 $58.04 $120,720