Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salary

Wages for Geophysicists in Houston, Texas are generous, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Total cash earnings of Houston Geophysicists range from $61K on the low end to $206K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $43K and $19K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Geophysicists in Houston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Geophysicists in Houston, Texas far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,704 - $186,027
MEDIAN: $105,644

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$59,704 - $186,027  
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$61,312 - $206,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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Popular Employer Salaries for Geophysicist

The biggest paychecks can be found at Schlumberger — the median salary there is $97K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $59K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $143K.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $99K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $132K. Houston Geophysicists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $149K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $200K.

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Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

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Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 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: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%