Senior Geophysicist Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Senior Geophysicists earn an average of $131K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$71,572 - $225,712
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MEDIAN: $131,094
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$71,572 - $225,712  
   
Bonus
$5,152 - $50,965  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$71,572 - $252,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Senior Geophysicist

The senior geophysicist evaluates and interprets geological data for the development of oil and gas projects and investment opportunities.

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Senior Geophysicist Tasks

  • Interpret and analyze 2D and 3D seismic images.
  • Supervise and lead team members.
  • Compile and prepare data and maps, recommend acquisitions.
  • Research, write and present technical papers and reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Geophysicist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Geophysicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Geophysicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Geophysicist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Senior Geophysicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 28 salaries. A Senior Geophysicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $170,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,279

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For those looking to make money, Senior Geophysicists in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average.

Key Stats for Senior Geophysicist

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Senior Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
$140,000

Experienced
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Mid-Career
▼29%

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 12%