Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Geophysicist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$113,313 / yrTotal Pay
$92,272 / yrBase Pay
$21,041 / yrAdditional Pay

$113,313

 / yr
$59K$335K
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The estimated total pay for a Geophysicist is $113,313 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $92,272 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,041 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Geology Salaries with median pay of $143,323, Junior Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $116,133, Research Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $122,240, Seismic Processing Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $109,249.

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ampm
3.4

ampm

Geophysicist

$150,638

 /yr
Range: $129K - $223K

$129K

$223K

$128,781 - $222,614 Range

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Schlumberger
3.9

Schlumberger

Geophysicist

$108,561

 /yr
Range: $88K - $147K

$88K

$147K

$88,397 - $146,933 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Geophysicist

$161,846

 /yr
Range: $140K - $227K

$140K

$227K

$140,135 - $227,001 Range

ConocoPhillips
4.0

ConocoPhillips

Geophysicist

$148,377

 /yr
Range: $109K - $205K

$109K

$205K

$109,372 - $204,940 Range

G X Technology
4.0

G X Technology

Geophysicist

$95,128

 /yr
Range: $86K - $113K

$86K

$113K

$85,867 - $113,159 Range

BP
3.8

BP

Geophysicist

$155,796

 /yr
Range: $128K - $223K

$128K

$223K

$127,917 - $223,337 Range

ION Geophysical
3.2

ION Geophysical

Geophysicist

$95,688

 /yr
Range: $66K - $152K

$66K

$152K

$66,219 - $151,670 Range

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MicroSeismic
3.1

MicroSeismic

Geophysicist

$98,576

 /yr
Range: $64K - $130K

$64K

$130K

$63,862 - $129,791 Range

WESTERNGECO RESOURCES
3.5

$102,719

 /yr
Range: $86K - $124K

$86K

$124K

$86,282 - $123,621 Range

Noble Energy
3.8

Noble Energy

Geophysicist

$132,934

 /yr
Range: $121K - $154K

$121K

$154K

$121,198 - $154,395 Range

Petroleum Geo-Services
3.9

$103,786

 /yr
Range: $69K - $120K

$69K

$120K

$69,007 - $120,000 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Geophysicist

$171,294

 /yr
Range: $130K - $183K

$130K

$183K

$129,597 - $182,808 Range

Marathon Oil
3.6

Marathon Oil

Geophysicist

$152,283

 /yr
Range: $144K - $169K

$144K

$169K

$143,699 - $168,585 Range

US Geological Survey
4.0

$76,379

 /yr
Range: $51K - $113K

$51K

$113K

$50,903 - $112,772 Range

ExxonMobil
3.1

ExxonMobil

Geophysicist

$159,917

 /yr
Range: $132K - $313K

$132K

$313K

$131,776 - $313,297 Range

Hess Corporation
3.9

Hess Corporation

Geophysicist

$153,166

 /yr
Range: $119K - $157K

$119K

$157K

$119,428 - $157,333 Range

Geokinetics
3.2

Geokinetics

Geophysicist

$84,591

 /yr
Range: $51K - $119K

$51K

$119K

$50,662 - $118,684 Range

Tetra Tech
3.8

Tetra Tech

Geophysicist

$82,806

 /yr
Range: $59K - $91K

$59K

$91K

$58,862 - $90,697 Range

CGG
3.6

CGG

Geophysicist

$112,772

 /yr
Range: $95K - $159K

$95K

$159K

$95,000 - $159,149 Range

Murphy Oil
3.2

Murphy Oil

Geophysicist

$203,787

 /yr
Range: $139K - $244K

$139K

$244K

$139,333 - $244,035 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Seismic Processing Geophysicist in United States of America

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$2,000

/moAvg Base Salary

7 days ago by a Seismic Processing Geophysicist with more than 15 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

8 days ago by a Processing Geophysicist with more than 15 years of experience

$176,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$26,000/yr

13 days ago by a Geophysicist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$89,400

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$8,000/yr

19 days ago by a Seismic Imaging Analyst with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

24 days ago by a Geophysicist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$55,400

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$800/yr

25 days ago by a Geophysicist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$23

/hrAvg Base Salary

27 days ago by a Geophysicist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$91,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

29 days ago by a Geophysicist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$92,500

/yrAvg Base Salary

30 days ago by a Geophysicist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

42 days ago by a Geophysicist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Geophysicist salaries

The national average salary for a Geophysicist is $113,099 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Geophysicist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 656 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Geophysicist employees.

The highest salary for a Geophysicist in United States is $166,991 per year.

The lowest salary for a Geophysicist in United States is $76,599 per year.

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