For Geophysicists in Houston, Texas, annual average wages total $119K per year. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Geophysicists in Houston (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Houston Geophysicists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$58,678 - $176,172
$59K
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MEDIAN: $118,553
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$60,950 - $191,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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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Schlumberger does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $97K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $59K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $143K.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist

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


Geophysicists in Houston, Texas generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $103K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Houston Geophysicists make a median salary of $153K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $174K.

Key Stats for Geophysicist

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$126,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

seismic interpretation
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$126,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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