Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Geophysicist is $93,237
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geophysicists?
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 $58,958 based on 28 salaries. An early career Geophysicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,020 based on 76 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Geophysicists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.