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)
$86K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $111,995
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$85,923 - $200,420  
   
Bonus
$4,966 - $40,089  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,332

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Experience Affects Petrophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$126,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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