Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salary

Average pay for a Houston Geophysicist is considerable, rounding six figures at $106K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $43K and $19K, respectively — total cash payment to Houston Geophysicists can bottom out near $61K or peak near $206K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Geophysicists in Houston claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Geophysicists in Houston, Texas (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,704 - $186,027
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$60K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $105,644
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$59,704 - $186,027  
   
Bonus
$1,024 - $43,111  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,795  
Commission
$7,000  
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$61,312 - $206,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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For Houston Geophysicists, comfortable salaries can be found at Schlumberger; in fact, average earnings are around $97K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($59K versus $143K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist

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


For many Geophysicists in Houston, Texas, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $99K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $132K. Geophysicists in Houston with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $149K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $200K.

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Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$120,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

seismic interpretation
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$120,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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