Salary for Geological Sample Test Technicians

Also known as:  Crude Tester, Geological Sample Tester, Geophysical Prospector, Magnetometer Operator, Mineral Technologist, Mining Technician, Mud Logger, Petroleum Technician, Seismic Interpreter, Seismic Observer

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Geological sample test technicians examine the properties of samples to determine the presence and quality of oil and gas deposits. They may pariticipate in or conduct surveys used tog ather geologic data, including hyrdographic, geographic, and oceanographic surveys. They may use information gathered from aerial photographs, well logs, and databases to obtain information regarding the location of potential deposis of oil and gas, and often conduct laboratory tests and repairs of equipment used in exploratory drilling and well preparation. Some college training is expected for this position.

A Geological Sample Test Technician can get wages of around 48000 - 72000 based on education and experience. Geological Sample Test Technicians can get wages of Sixty Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per annum.

Geological Sample Test Technicians make the highest salary in California, which has normal pay levels of about $81800. This group of professionals have the highest average potential salary in Manufacturing, where they can receive average pay scales of $95300.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.06 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Geological Sample Test Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $95,300
Manufacturing $93,660
Construction $91,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $75,860
Utilities $65,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises $65,530
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $43,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,940
Public Administration $51,430
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $59,370
Transportation and Warehousing $63,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises $65,530
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