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Old 08-19-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Houston ranks No. 10 among major U.S. metros for high-salary jobs, according to employment Web site TheLadders.com.
Topping the list is Washington D.C., followed by San Francisco and Boston respectively. Houston falls behind Minneapolis and Chicago, who come in No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.
Nationwide, high-salary jobs — jobs that pay $100,000 or more — are rising, particularly in the software, biotech, defense, financial services and energy sectors, the report said.


Houston ranks No. 10 in high-salary jobs - Houston Business Journal
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Where can I get one of those jobs?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Where can I get one of those jobs?
Get a Petroleum Engineering degree. According the trade magazines, the average age of a petroleum engineer has jumped more than 8 years over the past 5 years. The average age of a petroleum engineer in the US now stands at 51.6 years of age. I know guys with less than 5 years experience (meaning they are in their early 30's) working as petroleum engineers and hauling in $160K+ p.a.

Even A&M can't fill Petroleum Engineering classes each semester. It's a crying shame.

Ronnie
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Get a Petroleum Engineering degree. According the trade magazines, the average age of a petroleum engineer has jumped more than 8 years over the past 5 years. The average age of a petroleum engineer in the US now stands at 51.6 years of age. I know guys with less than 5 years experience (meaning they are in their early 30's) working as petroleum engineers and hauling in $160K+ p.a.

Even A&M can't fill Petroleum Engineering classes each semester. It's a crying shame.

Ronnie
You think oil companies want interpreters and/or traductors ?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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You think oil companies want interpreters and/or traductors ?
Total might. LOL
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thaqt pay is good for the upstream (drilling) jobs. I know a guy who went from the downstream (where I foolishly am) to upstream and they bumped him 20% in salary, and his signature authority went up by a factor of 10.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Neat. I wonder how DFW, Austin, and SA stacked up? I say this because generally salaries are lower in TX.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Neat. I wonder how DFW, Austin, and SA stacked up? I say this because generally salaries are lower in TX.
I'd suspect DFW is similar to Houston.

Austin is known for having lower pay in many fields, especially medical.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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Get a Petroleum Engineering degree. According the trade magazines, the average age of a petroleum engineer has jumped more than 8 years over the past 5 years. The average age of a petroleum engineer in the US now stands at 51.6 years of age. I know guys with less than 5 years experience (meaning they are in their early 30's) working as petroleum engineers and hauling in $160K+ p.a.

Even A&M can't fill Petroleum Engineering classes each semester. It's a crying shame.

Ronnie

That's a tough degree. Modified chemical engineering, not for the faint of heart! Taking that engineering from design to the construction site is also where you can make some good money. Or even laterally moving to controls/mgmt, too.

Ideally you'd start in Houston and transition to the site, whatever armpit of America you get sent to for a few years. Trade-off for the money is working in a nasty place and living there, toting your family around (sometimes at their expense), or just living separated from them. Or you could put up with a 100 mile commute each way. Since roughly 2007 and for the next several years into the future, it looks like the Golden Triangle and Bay City areas are where it's at in SE TX.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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The first three are Washington DC, San Francisco, & Boston, the last three are Minneapolis, Chicago, & Houston. What are the four cities in the middle?
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