Geophysicist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$109,000
$74,000
Min 10%
$109,000
Median 50%
$160,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Shell
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
5.6 years
How much does a geophysicist make?
As a Geophysicist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $109,156 per year or $52.48 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 86,000. The top 10 percent earn over $160,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $74,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Geophysicists are in Energy companies and Technology companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Geophysicist salaries are Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Minnesota. The typical employment in the position spans 5.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Geologist
$109,259

Average Geophysicist Salary By Location

Across America, Geophysicists make on average $109,156 annually or $52.48 hourly. Anchorage, AK reports the highest Geophysicist salaries at $127,382 per year. The Anchorage, AK average entry-level salary for Geophysicists is $93,000. Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Minnesota are the states with the highest payscale for Geophysicists. Maine, Nevada, Indiana, Vermont, and Arizona are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Geophysicist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Geophysicists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Geophysicist Salary By Company

Geophysicist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Energy companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Geophysicists. Geophysicists at Shell and BP America report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Marathon Oil and Hess report highly competitive salaries for Geophysicists.
Company
Average Salary
$128,912
$129k
$120,535
$121k
$116,759
$117k

Geophysicist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Geophysicist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
01/14/2020
01/14/2020
$90,512
$90,512
Geological Survey
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
12/26/2019
12/26/2019
$90,512
$90,512
Geological Survey
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
11/25/2019
11/25/2019
$76,730
$76,730
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
11/15/2019
11/15/2019
$55,851
$55,851
Geological Survey
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
10/28/2019
10/28/2019
$79,407
$79,407
Geological Survey
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
Geophysicist
10/21/2019
10/21/2019
$114,454
$114,454
Broad Geophysical Technology, Inc.
Broad Geophysical Technology, Inc.
Senior Research Geophysicist
Senior Research Geophysicist
09/09/2019
09/09/2019
$156,416
$156,416
Newmont International Services Limited
Newmont International Services Limited
Chief Geophysicist
Chief Geophysicist
08/23/2019
08/23/2019
$190,000
$190,000
Technical Geophysicist
Technical Geophysicist
08/12/2019
08/12/2019
$173,700
$173,700
Senior Geophysicist
Senior Geophysicist
08/07/2019
08/07/2019
$156,416
$156,416