Passouts of reputed institutes get good start at Rs. 6 lakhs a year and the salaries increase with experience.
Career prospects are quite attractive in petroleum sector and salaries are good. The demand for petroleum and petroleum products is only expected to increase and thus demand for petroleum engineers. They get employment not only with the state oil companies but also with national and international private companies involved in both upstream and down stream sectors. There is also scope for work in the research and development departments of these companies.