Geophysicist Jobs


Geophysicists study the physical aspects of the earth using a range of methods, including gravity, magnetic, electrics and seismic.

They play a vital role in the oil and gas industries by creating a picture of what lies below the earth's surface. They do this by collecting data on seismic waves, which move through and around the earth.

Geophysicists are responsible for controlling the quality of the seismic data collected and interpreting it in order to create maps of the build-up of hydrocarbons.

They also examine the physical properties of rocks, as well as gathering and evaluating well data in order to build reservoir models.


Typical Salaries for a Geophysicist

  • Starting salaries typically range from £28,000 to £35,000 per year, depending on your level of qualifications and experience.
  • Typical salaries at senior level (after about six years), where the post holder is in charge of one or more major projects, range from £40,000 to £75,000 per year. Salaries for those with the right combination of skills and experience can rise in excess of £100,000.

Salaries vary between industries. Salary levels will be higher in commercial companies, such as oil service companies.


Other related job categories:

Geoscientist Jobs

Geologist Jobs

Oil and Gas Jobs

Geoscience Jobs

Onshore Jobs


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