$130,789
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$20,403

Bonus

$11,000

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Senior Geophysicist is $130,789 per year.

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Salary $82,381 - $208,272
Bonus $2,909 - $50,268
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $54,631
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$82,801 - $247,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

Job Description for Senior Geophysicist

The senior geophysicist evaluates and interprets geological data for the development of oil and gas projects and investment opportunities.

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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.

Senior Geophysicist Job Listings

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.

Pay Difference by Location

21%

National Average: $141,830

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

For Senior Geophysicists, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average.

Key Stats for Senior Geophysicist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Senior Geophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

National Average
$142,000

Experienced
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Mid-Career
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%