How much does an Entry Level Petroleum Engineer make in the United States? The average Entry Level Petroleum Engineer salary in the United States is $98,040 as of July 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $89,346 and $107,910. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Entry Level Petroleum Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Entry Level Petroleum Engineer ranges from $89,346 to $107,910 with the average base salary of $98,040. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $91,049 to $112,059 with the average total cash compensation of $100,453.

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