Average Geophysicist Salary in Canada

C$75,519
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C$8,000
Bonus
C$6,000
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The average salary for a Geophysicist in Canada is C$75,519.
10%
CA$50k
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CA$76k
90%
CA$136k
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Salary
C$50k - C$136k
Bonus
C$996 - C$26k
Profit Sharing
C$3k - C$25k
Total Pay
C$49k - C$163k

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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.

Job Satisfaction for Geophysicist

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Popular Skills for Geophysicist

Skills in Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Data Collection, Data Analysis 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 C$50,624 based on 8 salaries. An early career Geophysicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,087 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Geophysicist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$86,665 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$102,409 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$115,000.
Employees with Geophysicist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 32.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (31.4% less), Montréal, Québec (28.5% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (25.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 101 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Early Career
33.7%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
24.8%
Late Career
8.9%