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Geophysical Prospector Salary
in Denver, Colorado

$94,050 (USD)

Average Salary

$45/hr

Average Hourly

$2,718

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Geophysical Prospector is $94,050 a year and $45 an hour in Denver, Colorado, United States. The average salary range for a Geophysical Prospector is between $66,306 and $116,633. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Denver, Colorado.

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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 Denver, Colorado, 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:
$109,030
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Education data not available for this job

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About Denver, Colorado

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Description: Denver (), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and it is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile...

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