Senior Geophysicist Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Senior Geophysicists earn an average of $134K annually. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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|Bonus||$4,966 - $51,355|
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Job Description for Senior Geophysicist
The senior geophysicist evaluates and interprets geological data for the development of oil and gas projects and investment opportunities.Read More...
The job responsibilities associated with a typical senior geophysicist position include conducting and coordinating team projects aimed towards the acquisition of gas and oil. The geophysicist must work daily with asset teams, and so they should possess strong leadership skills and be able to efficiently manage a team. An ideal candidate for the position is able to mentor and teach less experienced earth scientists in the relevant job duties. They are also expected to outline and interpret extensive geophysical data, which includes working with software designed for these purposes and basic office software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. It is also important for the applicant to be able to translate and present relevant data in an easily understandable way to professionals with minimal experience in the field.
An advanced degree in geology, geophysics, or a related field - typically a doctorate - is required for this position. They must have experience with geophysics, including through prior work activities, publications, and activities. They should also possess the interpersonal capabilities required to interact with and lead team projects. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Geophysicist Tasks
- Interpret and analyze 2D and 3D seismic images.
- Supervise and lead team members.
- Compile and prepare data and maps, recommend acquisitions.
- Research, write and present technical papers and reports.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Geophysicist
Pay by Experience for a Senior Geophysicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Geophysicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Geophysicist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Senior Geophysicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 28 salaries. A Senior Geophysicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $170,000 based on 20 salaries.