Petroleum Engineers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
29%
risk level
POLLING
33%
Based on 134 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$135,690
or $65.23 per hour
Volume
20,390
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.2/10

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Automation risk

29% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

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User poll

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 29% chance of automation.

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Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Petroleum Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Petroleum Engineers' was $135,690, or $65 per hour

'Petroleum Engineers' were paid 182.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 20,390 people employed as 'Petroleum Engineers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as 'Petroleum Engineers'.

Job description

Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.

SOC Code: 17-2171.00

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