Which petroleum engineering job pays more than $50,000?
Posted On June 17, 2021
The chemical engineering job market in the United States has been growing rapidly, but not quite fast enough to keep up with demand.
According to an article published Tuesday by the American Chemical Society, the average petroleum engineer’s salary rose 3% in 2016, but that figure is expected to continue to fall for the foreseeable future.
The article notes that the average salary of an engineer is $55,700, up from $56,800 in 2016.
The article also noted that the annual salary of a petroleum engineer rose only 0.2% in real terms, but a 7% rise is expected in 2018.
The petroleum engineer ranks among the top jobs in the US.
The top-paying job is in petroleum engineering, which has been in demand for more than 40 years.
The other two highest-paying jobs are in chemical engineering and manufacturing engineering.
A petroleum engineer works to produce a synthetic oil or fuel, like petroleum jelly or biodiesel.
Oil and gas is made from the oil and gas and petroleum products.
It can be refined into fuels, lubricants, and explosives.
An engineer works on designing a synthetic polymer, like an oil or gas-based polyester.
The polymer is made of synthetic materials.
An oil engineer uses an oil and/or gas-like material to make a fuel.
An oil engineer’s job is to use an oil-based polymer to make fuels.
An petroleum engineer also works to make synthetic plastics, like polyester, rubber, and nylon.