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Observer Seismic Prospecting Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,448 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,514

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is $72,448 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is between $52,034 and $89,328. 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.
Observer Seismic Prospecting Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 14,820

Estimated population of Observer Seismic Prospecting jobs: 700

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$83,988
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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