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Observer Seismic Prospecting Salary
in Rochester, New York

$67,775 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,416

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is $67,775 a year and $33 an hour in Rochester, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is between $48,678 and $83,566. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rochester, New York.

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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 Rochester, New York, 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:
$78,570
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Rochester () is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo. The metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. It is about 73 miles (117 km) east of Buffalo and 87 miles (140 km) west of Syracuse. Rochester was one of America's first boomtowns, initially due to the fertile Genesee River Valley, which gave rise to numerous flour mills, and then as a manufacturing hub. Several of the region's universities (notably...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is $67,775 a year and $33 an hour in Rochester, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Observer Seismic Prospecting is between $48,678 and $83,566. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rochester, New York.

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