The average pay for a Geophysical Prospector is $100,072 a year and $48 an hour in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The average salary range for a Geophysical Prospector is between $70,551 and $124,101.
This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Calgary, Alberta.
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Studies structure of subsurface rock formations to locate petroleum deposits: conducts research, using geophysical instruments such as seismograph, gravimeter, torsion balance, and magnetometer, pendulum devices, and electrical-resistivity apparatus to measure characteristics of earth.
Computes variations in physical forces existing at different locations and interprets data to reveal subsurface structures likely to contain petroleum deposits.
Prepares charts, profiles or subsurface contour maps, and determines desirable locations for drilling operations.
Directs field crews drilling boreholes and collecting samples of rock and soil for chemical analysis of hydrocarbon content.
May specialize in particular instrumentation and be designated electrical prospector; gravity prospector; magnetic prospector; seismic prospector.
Calgary ( (listen)) is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city anchors the south end of the Statistics Canada-defined urban area, the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.The city had a population of 1,267,344 in 2018, making it Alberta's largest city and Canada's third-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Calgary had a metropolitan population of 1,392,609, making it the fourth-largest census metropolitan area...