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Geophysicist Salary in Houston, Texas

Geophysicists in Houston, Texas see excellent average salaries — about $117K annually. Cash earnings for Houston Geophysicists — including $40K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $205K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Geophysicists in Houston who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$60,018 - $176,129
MEDIAN: $103,890

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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.
$60,018 - $176,129  
$2,027 - $40,342  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $18,795  
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).
$62,997 - $204,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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Popular Employer Salaries for Geophysicist in Houston, Texas

Although Schlumberger boasts the highest average salary in town at $96K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $60K or as much as $142K.

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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The relatively untested earn a median of $97K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $123K. On average, Houston Geophysicists make $139K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $202K.

Experience Affects Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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National Average

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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 114 votes.


18 %
82 %

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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%