Average Geophysicist Salary

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The average salary for a Geophysicist is £36,842.
MEDIAN £36,842
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£23k - £81k
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£3 - £4k
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£23k - £89k

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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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Collection, Image Processing, 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 £25,342 based on 15 salaries. An early career Geophysicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,348 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Geophysicist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £45,280 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £60,000 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £75,000.
Employees with Geophysicist in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 50.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (29.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Crawley, England: West Sussex (9.2% less).

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