The average salary for a Geophysicist is C$75,125 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

C$50,694 - C$136,583
C$51K
C$71K
C$140K
MEDIAN: C$71,480
10%
50%
90%
C$20.13 - C$248
C$20
C$38
C$250
MEDIAN: C$37.89
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$174K
Salary C$50,694 - C$136,583
Bonus C$995 - C$39,453
Profit Sharing C$6,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$50,762 - C$174,219
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data C$0C$248
Hourly Rate C$20.13 - C$248
Overtime C$36.00
Annual Data C$0C$174K
Bonus C$995 - C$39,453
Profit Sharing C$6,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$50,762 - C$174,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicist

Pay by Experience for a Geophysicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geophysicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geophysicist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$92,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$121,000 based on 9 salaries. A Geophysicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$260,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$73,859

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

Key Stats for Geophysicist

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲252%

Experienced
▲63%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
C$74,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%