Petrophysicist Salary

A Petrophysicist earns an average salary of $111,996 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$85,923 - $200,420
MEDIAN: $111,995

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$88,662 - $234,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Petrophysicist

A petrophyicist is a key cog is the modern oil and gas industry. This person is responsible for analyzing rock properties, as well as chemical and physical evidence of reserves of oil and natural gas. Using that data, they establish models of underground formations. They then coordinate with teams and companies that are searching for new places to drill for energy sources. They are also responsible for updating these models at intervals once they have gathered new evidence. As a petrophysicist, you will lead your own team, and you will be expected to keep your whole team apprised of your findings and where you plan on going next. You will also be expected to confer with other petrophysical teams.


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Pay by Experience Level for Petrophysicist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,332

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Experience Affects Petrophysicist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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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: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 3%