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Seismic Prospector Salary

How much does a Seismic Prospector make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Seismic Prospector

$89,450 (USD)/yr

$43 (USD)/hr

$2,585 (USD)/yr

$88,283 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$2,585 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Studies structure of subsurface rock formations to locate petroleum deposits: conducts research, using geophysical instruments such as seismograph, gravimeter, torsion balance, and magnetometer, pendulum devices, and electrical-resistivity apparatus to measure characteristics of earth. Computes variations in physical forces existing at different locations and interprets data to reveal subsurface structures likely to contain petroleum deposits. Prepares charts, profiles or subsurface contour maps, and determines desirable locations for drilling operations. Directs field crews drilling boreholes and collecting samples of rock and soil for chemical analysis of hydrocarbon content. May specialize in particular instrumentation and be designated electrical prospector; gravity prospector; magnetic prospector; seismic prospector.
The average seismic prospector salary in United States is $89,450 or an equivalent hourly rate of $43. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,585. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$63,063 (USD)

$110,929 (USD)

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Salary Potential

$103,697 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Seismic Prospector will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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