Petroleum engineer salaries in the United States have increased by more than 50% since the start of the decade, but the industry still lags behind those in other industries, according to a new report.
In fact, oil and gas engineers’ paychecks are now more than twice as large as those of the average engineer in other fields, according the Center for Labor Market Research.
That’s partly because the demand for petroleum engineers is outpacing supply.
According to the report, nearly 40% of petroleum engineering jobs have been created since 2000, up from 26% in 2000 and 17% in 1990.
The number of petroleum engineers in the US rose to 12,000 in 2016, up nearly 20% from 11,000 jobs in 2015.
But the pipeline of petroleum engineer jobs isn’t just about the money.
The report found that a number of industries are doing better than the oil and coal industries.
For example, in the energy and mining fields, the number of oil and natural gas jobs grew by 6% between 2010 and 2020, while the number in natural gas increased by 7%.
In the energy sector, the biggest gainers are natural gas producers, which added 9,000 petroleum engineers between 2010-2016, up more than 3,000% from the previous decade.
But the number is down from 10,000 to 8,000 since the peak in 2015, according of the report.
The report also found that oil and oil products and mining industries had the highest number of new jobs in the petroleum industry.
Oil and gas is the most common industry for engineers in these industries, and they also account for more than half of the jobs in these sectors.
According to the Center, the most productive industries are in the service and manufacturing industries, which account for about 42% of the total jobs.
Those sectors are also responsible for a disproportionate share of the overall increase in jobs.
For example, the construction industry added 7,000 more jobs between 2010 to 2020 than in 2000, and the services sector added 7% more jobs than in 1990, according.
The oil and mining sector has been the fastest-growing of all industries, but it has also been the biggest driver of job growth in recent years.
In 2020, there were more than 23,000 new petroleum engineering positions in the industry, according, while in 2016 there were 11,400.
The average salary in these fields has increased by 13.7% since 2010.