Senior Geophysicist Salary (United States)

A Senior Geophysicist earns an average salary of $123,781 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Geophysicist Total Pay (?
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$77,320 - $204,244
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$77,320 - $204,244  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $50,563  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,453  
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$78,036 - $258,987  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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
  • Compile and prepare data and maps, recommend acquisitions.
  • Research, write and present technical papers and reports.
  • Interpret and analyze 2D and 3D seismic images.
  • Supervise and lead team members.

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Experience Affects Senior Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
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National Average
$147,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 28%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 2%
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