2017 Petroleum Engineering Buying Guide

Colleges Offering Majors / Degrees in Petroleum Engineering Ranked for Top Graduate Pay : Nationwide.

Petroleum Engineering has an average starting salary of $89,064 and an average mid-career income of $159,974. Depending on the school you graduate from, it can vary by as much as $100,273. Look through the list below, and choose wisely.

Not every school produced the same outcomes for Petroleum Engineering graduates. If you're interested in earning a high salary after graduating, this is the list for you.

Due to lack of data, we couldn't rank every college that offers Petroleum Engineering. To see a full list of all the colleges offering this program check out our listing of Annual Petroleum Engineering Graduates. To see a list of all the colleges that offer online degree options in Petroleum Engineering, check out our listing of Annual Petroleum Engineering Graduates From Programs Offered Online.

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Laramie, Wyoming
 
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Golden, Colorado
 
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9.4
 
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Golden, Colorado
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9.4
 
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
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8.8
 
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
 
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8.1
 
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8.1
 
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Austin, Texas
 
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7.5
 
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7.5
 
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6.9
 
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6.9
 
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University Park, Pennsylvania
 
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6.2
 
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University Park, Pennsylvania
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Lubbock, Texas
 
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5.6
 
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Lubbock, Texas
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5.6
 
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5.0
 
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Marietta, Ohio
 
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4.4
 
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Marietta, Ohio
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4.4
 

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