How Much do Petroleum Engineers Make in West Virginia?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers in West Virginia earn an average of $119,860 a year, equivalent to $57.63 an hour.

This is 24% less than petroleum engineers nationwide, but it is 176% more than the typical West Virginia worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
West Virginia Petroleum Engineer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th > $104 > $208,000
75th $68.94 $143,390
50th $46.56 $96,840
25th $33.22 $69,090
10th $23.27 $48,400
West Virginia Petroleum Engineers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Charleston $34.41 $71,580
Wheeling $69.99 $145,580
West Virginia Petroleum Engineer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $57.63 $119,860
2018 $53.56 $111,400
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $55.96 $116,410
2015 $58.68 $122,050
2014 $55.74 $115,940
2013 $52.36 $108,900
2012 $52.83 $109,890
2011 $43.44 $90,350