Senior Geophysicist Salary

A sizeable majority of Senior Geophysicists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $131K per year. Though the majority of Senior Geophysicists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$66,977 - $228,171
$67K
$130K
$230K
MEDIAN: $131,146
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$0$249K
Salary $66,977 - $228,171
Bonus $7,500 - $50,868
Profit Sharing $5,500
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$68,214 - $249,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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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: $142,156

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Geophysicists will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent.

Key Stats for Senior Geophysicist

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Senior Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

National Average
$142,000

Experienced
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Mid-Career
▼30%

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 10%
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