Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salary

Compensation for Houston Geophysicists is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Geophysicists in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,922 - $165,703
$56K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $102,263
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Salary $55,922 - $165,703
Bonus $2,553 - $48,936
Profit Sharing $10,000
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$57,078 - $197,190
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Geophysicist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Geophysicist


Geophysicists in Houston 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

Pay by Experience for a Geophysicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geophysicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geophysicist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $144,000 based on 22 salaries. A Geophysicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $172,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Geophysicist

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲61%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲22%

National Average
$107,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

seismic interpretation
▲33%

Data Analysis
▲21%

National Average
$107,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 4%
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