Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Assist scientists in the use of electrical, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential sources of metallic ore, gas, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new oil fields.
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Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $15.44   Entry $32,100.00
Mean $25.51   Mean $53,065.00
Experience $30.55 Experience $63,547.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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