Senior Geophysicist Salary (United States)

A Senior Geophysicist earns an average salary of $125,972 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Geophysicist Total Pay (?
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$80,162 - $204,260
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$80,162 - $204,260  
   
Bonus
$1,027 - $50,219  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,149  
Total Pay (?
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$80,142 - $256,525  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 24%
National Average
$148,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 1%
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