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Old 04-11-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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Fuel Fix » Texas oil and gas jobs flourished in 2012
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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That seems a bit too high, the average. I'm sure it's still a great number, but I think they cooked the books a bit to get that average.

Downstreamers probably only average about 70ish, and that's a big part of the industry. It almost makes me wonder if this survey excludes service companies such as Baker Petrolite.

Also, there are tons of people at the entry level now.

Fuel Fix was always one to spin much too positively.

Still great news, regardless.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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I find those numbers in line with my experience. I agree E&P and integrated operators pay the most followed by service companies and EPC companies. Further from the well tends to get lower too
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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I find those numbers in line with my experience. I agree E&P and integrated operators pay the most followed by service companies and EPC companies. Further from the well tends to get lower too
I think the article is just too vague. There's so many facets to oil. I wish they would had been more specific.

The main reason being is that these FuelFix columns come out and give everyone the impression you can come to Texas and make 100k just like that and we all know that just isn't true.

Still, not complaining (okay, except for the column part) and Jek is right. Great news!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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WHoah, yeah, pretty inflated. I know quite a few oil and gas workers and they make 75-100k average. Hell, I used to work oil and gas.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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WHoah, yeah, pretty inflated. I know quite a few oil and gas workers and they make 75-100k average. Hell, I used to work oil and gas.
Entry level chemists start at about 53 now, and they are hiring chemists downstream like it's going out of style.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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That seems a bit too high, the average. I'm sure it's still a great number, but I think they cooked the books a bit to get that average.

Downstreamers probably only average about 70ish, and that's a big part of the industry. It almost makes me wonder if this survey excludes service companies such as Baker Petrolite.

Also, there are tons of people at the entry level now.

Fuel Fix was always one to spin much too positively.

Still great news, regardless.

Those numbers are GROSSLY OVERRATED. I work at a pipeline as an operator and I would die for "that" average. My brother and Dad work at plants and make no where near that. My brothers job is one of the highest for operators in Houston and doesn't come close to "that" average and makes 40+hr. Operators make up way more than the vast majority of the rest unless I'm missing a larger group that makes up this study.

The average is more like 110k for petroleum refinery workers and 70k for pipeline workers. Pipeline workers don't make no where near as much as refinery workers muchless average over 150k. lol

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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I find those numbers in line with my experience. I agree E&P and integrated operators pay the most followed by service companies and EPC companies. Further from the well tends to get lower too
I would tend to agree also although some of the pipeline transportation and petroleum refinies seem high to me.

Graduate engineers (offshore engineering consultancy) are looking for $60-70k starting salary these days.

Salaries are definitely on the rise.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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Most my buddies in oil and gas make 120k to 500k but they are on the trading side. Fyi, there are a LOT of energy traders in this town. And they are paid VERY well.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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I'm a downstream guy, and have heard that upstream gets paid much higher than us. The numbers seem to lean a little high to me.
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