$90,904
Avg. Salary
$24.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,028

Bonus

$4,069

Profit Sharing

$33,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geophysicist is $24.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Geophysicist is $90,904 per year.

10%
$16.00
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$24.84
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$43.40
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MEDIAN $24.84
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$49k
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$176k
90%
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MEDIAN $90,904
$49,236 - $176,301
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MEDIAN: $90,904
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$0$188K
Salary $49,236 - $176,301
Bonus $507 - $39,381
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
Commission $33,500
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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$48,771 - $188,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 383
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.00 - $43.40
Overtime $18.55 - $45.65
Annual Data $0$188K
Bonus $507 - $39,381
Commission $33,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
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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$48,771 - $188,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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Common Career Paths for Geophysicist


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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 $78,000 based on 122 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 $99,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Geophysicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 38 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 $168,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

35%

National Average: $91,448

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

Geophysicist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geophysicist?

Geophysicist in Houston:
"Need to be good at presentation and public talks instead of doing your job."
Pros: Complex , challenging work content
Cons: Long procedures and lots of people talking , much less people doing work

Geophysicist in Houston:
"Projects."
Pros: Science, math, programming, data analysis.
Cons: Stress, scheduling.

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Key Stats for Geophysicist

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲84%

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$91,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Geophysicist Salaries

seismic interpretation
▲41%

Interpretation
▲36%

▲16%

Data Modeling
▲6%

National Average
$91,000


Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
▼33%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼39%

Data Collection
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%