Salary for Geophysical Data 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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Individuals employed as geophysical data technicians obtain measurements, samples, and existing data using field techniques and database research in order to prospect for oil and gas. They may supervise the drilling of wells for water, gas and oil, and conduct interviews to obtain information regarding deposits. These professionals may also be expected to create geological maps and cross-sections, and to operate and maintain equipment used for geologic data collection. A Bachelor's degree is required in this field.

A Geophysical Data Technician can expect a wage of somewhere between 48000 and 72000 based on levels of tenure. Geophysical Data Technicians can receive an average salary of Sixty Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Geophysical Data Technicians receive the highest pay in California, which has pay levels, on average, of just about $81800. Professionals that work in this career can obtain the highest pay in Manufacturing, where they can earn an average pay rate of $95300.

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SALARY TREND

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

Geophysical Data 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