Geophysicist Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Geophysicists can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $104K per year on average. In the world of Geophysicists in Houston, Texas, overall income ranges from $62K near the bottom to $203K at the top; this can include more than $41K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Geophysicists in Houston claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men make up the vast majority of Houston Geophysicists (83 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,924 - $179,796
MEDIAN: $104,375

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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.
$59,924 - $179,796  
$1,929 - $40,532  
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).
$61,924 - $202,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Geophysicists in Houston, Texas flock to Schlumberger for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $97K lead the pack in compensation; however, Schlumberger also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $59K at one end to $143K at the other end.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist in Houston, Texas

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

Geophysicists in Houston, Texas generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $98K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $124K. Houston Geophysicists see a median salary of $146K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 84 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: 69% employee benefits None: 4%