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Geophysicist Salary in Houston, Texas

Geophysicists in Houston, Texas receive generous compensation — earning an average of $105K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Houston Geophysicists — which occasionally include more than $41K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $62K to approximately $204K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men account for the majority of Geophysicists in Houston who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. For the most part, Houston Geophysicists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,021 - $180,455
MEDIAN: $104,618

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$60,021 - $180,455  
$1,968 - $40,641  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $17,617  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$62,148 - $204,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geophysicist in Houston, Texas

Employees of Schlumberger can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $97K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $59K to $143K.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Geophysicists in Houston, Texas. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $98K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $122K. Houston Geophysicists see a median salary of $145K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $200K.

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Experience Affects Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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Skills That Affect Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%