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Geophysical Prospector Salary

$89,986 (USD)

Average Salary

$43/hr

Average Hourly

$2,601

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Geophysical Prospector is $89,986 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Geophysical Prospector is between $63,440 and $111,593. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
Geophysical Prospector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job family population: 28,520

Estimated population of Geophysical Prospector jobs: 2,418

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$104,318
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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Geophysical Prospector Job Listings for United States

Geoscience Advisor
Apr 11
Houston, TX, USA
Multiclient Geophysical LLC
Ability to identify economic value of prospects will be important * Experience in marine seismic data is preferable * Experience in geophysical data processing is desirable * Familiarity & comfort ...
Petroleum Systems Analyst
May 22
Houston, TX, USA
Rilco Engineering Services
As the successful candidate you will work in a multidisciplinary team of geologists, geophysicists ... next prospects. Design acquisition programs for geochemical sampling including IsoTube, IsoJar ...
Prospect Generator
May 15
Houston, TX, USA
Rilco Engineering Services
D. degree in Geophysics, with emphasis on carbonate or clastic seismic stratigraphy, and attribute ... Develop strong leads, generate prospects, mature these prospects; and work within a ...
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