GEOPHYSICIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Grand Forks, ND
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
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 $81,378 per year or $39.12 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 134,000. The top 10 percent earn over $172,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $38,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Geophysicists are in Professional companies and Utilities companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Geophysicist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The typical employment in the position spans 5.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Geologist
$87,999

Average Geophysicist Salary By Company

If you are a Geophysicist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Geophysicist jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Exxon Mobil and Marathon Oil are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like BP America Inc. or Shell, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Geophysicists.

Average Geophysicist Salary By Location

Geophysicists in the US makes an average salary of $81,378 per year or $39.12 per hour. Geophysicists make the most in Grand Forks, ND at about $173,571 per year. The Grand Forks, ND average entry-level salary for Geophysicists is $107,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Geophysicist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. New York, New Jersey, Oregon, California, and Florida have the lowest reported salaries for Geophysicists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Grand Forks, ND
$173,571
2
Denver, CO
$171,181
3
Draper, UT
$154,777
4
Tulsa, OK
$153,705
5
Plano, TX
$149,149

RECENTLY ADDED Geophysicist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
10/28/2019
$79,407
Geological Survey
Geophysicist
10/21/2019
$114,454
Geophysicist
07/31/2019
$42,126
Oilandgascrossing
Geophysicist
06/10/2019
$59,000
TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company
Research Geophysicist II
03/19/2019
$115,835
03/18/2019
$77,875
03/13/2019
$126,022
Broken Hill Proprietary (USA) Inc.
Senior Exploration Geophysicist
03/13/2019
$115,835
Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
Research Geophysicist
03/12/2019
$133,000
Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
Geophysicist
03/12/2019
$134,000
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