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Geophysical Prospector Salary
in Atlanta, Georgia

$90,566 (USD)

Average Salary

$44/hr

Average Hourly

$2,617

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Geophysical Prospector is $90,566 a year and $44 an hour in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The average salary range for a Geophysical Prospector is between $63,849 and $112,312. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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 Atlanta, Georgia, 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:
$104,990
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Education data not available for this job

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About Atlanta, Georgia

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Description: Atlanta () is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2018 population of 498,044, it is also the 37th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.9 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County. Atlanta was originally founded as the terminating stop of a major state-sponsored railroad. With rapid expansion,...

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