Geophysicist in Houston, Texas Salary

Average Geophysicists in Houston, Texas make around $119K annually. Career length 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. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Houston Geophysicists are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,521 - $180,466
$59K
$120K
$180K
MEDIAN: $118,553
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$58,521 - $180,466  
   
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$2,483 - $70,469  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$60,688 - $199,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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
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Popular Employer Salaries for Geophysicist


Schlumberger pays the most with a median salary of $97K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $59K to a high of $143K.

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$124,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

seismic interpretation
▲15%

Data Analysis
▲5%

National Average
$124,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%