A Geophysicist in Perth, Western Australia earns an average salary of AU$95,652 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

AU$72,100 - AU$154,006
AU$72K
AU$95K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$95,422
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$174K
Salary AU$72,100 - AU$154,006
Bonus AU$6,000 - AU$24,000
Profit Sharing AU$5,207
Total Pay (?
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AU$72,100 - AU$174,702
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Geophysicist

Geophysicists study the earth using a variety of methods, including gravitational, magnetic, electrical, and seismic. They may work independently or as important members of a geoscience team. Positions vary in responsibility, location, and content. Some geophysicists spend most of their time working indoors, using computers for data modeling and calculations. Others work outdoors doing earth studies, including those who use their skills to find resources such as oil, copper, iron, and other minerals.

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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.

Geophysicist Job Listings

Key Stats for Geophysicist

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

▲30%

▲3%

National Average
AU$107,000

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 32%