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Geophysical Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,456 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,514

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Geophysical Operator is $72,456 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Geophysical Operator is between $52,040 and $89,338. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Plans and directs activities of field party engaged in collecting seismic data used in prospecting for oil or gas: designates location of shot holes and placement of seismometers and connecting cables over blast area according to plot drawn by surveyor, geophysical prospecting.
  • Plans and directs activities of workers engaged in laying out seismographic measuring apparatus over test area.
  • Surveys area to verify that equipment is in position specified and tests electrical circuits for continuity.
  • Directs shooter, seismograph to detonate charges placed in shot holes, using short wave radio.
  • Observes reaction of recording instruments to detect irregularity.
  • Develops picture of seismic wave pattern in photographic developing solution.
  • Examines wave pattern on subterranean strata for evidence of distortion caused by electronic crossfeed, short circuit, or loose connection.
  • Orders redrilling of shot holes and equipment layout to repeat shot.
  • Directs repair or repairs instruments or equipment, using manufacturers' manuals and handtools.
Geophysical Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 14,820

Estimated population of Geophysical Operator jobs: 700

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$83,996
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Geophysical Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

SUE Field Technician I, II or III
Apr 2
Chicago, IL, USA
SAM, LLC
... geophysical equipment to accurately designate non-complex underground utility layouts + Perform operator level maintenance on assigned company tools and equipment as required + Assist in the ...
Administrative Assistant
May 16
Summit Argo, IL, USA
HirePower Personnel, Inc
Company Description HirePower Personnel, Inc. (HPP) is a woman owned and operated Staffing and ... Geophysical, Finance, Administration, Customer Service, and Automotive. HPP has a proven track ...
Production Associate
May 21
Gilberts, IL, USA
HirePower Personnel, Inc
Company Description HirePower Personnel, Inc. (HPP) is a woman owned and operated Staffing and ... Geophysical, Finance, Administration, Customer Service, and Automotive. HPP has a proven track ...
Data Center Technician
Apr 23
Chicago, IL, USA
HirePower Personnel, Inc
... owned and operated Staffing and IT Professional Services business incorporated in 2002. HPP ... Geophysical, Finance, Administration, Customer Service, and Automotive. HPP has a proven track ...
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