Average Geophysicist Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Geophysicist in Australia is AU$95,020.
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AU$66k - AU$146k
AU$970 - AU$18k
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AU$67k - AU$155k

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Job Description for Geophysicist

Geophysicist Tasks
  • Use software to create and interpret 2- and 3-dimensional geophysical data to identify and evaluate sites.
  • Generate prospective locations, recommend coordinates, and document assumptions and calculations.
  • Review and write contracts and specifications for geophysical work, including budgets and timelines.
  • Create and verify seismic, AVO, and other types of models to assess feasibility, safety, and returns.

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Popular Skills for Geophysicist

Skills in Data Analysis, Project Management and Image Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Collection and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist

An entry-level Geophysicist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$72,348 based on 5 salaries. An early career Geophysicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,046 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Geophysicist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,174 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$112,500 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$135,948.
Employees with Geophysicist in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (15.7% more) and Perth, Western Australia (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (22.1% less).

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