How Much Do Geophysical Data Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Geophysical Data Technicians

Geophysical Data Technicians measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$61130 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,210 to $35,450 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Geophysical Data Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,210 to $35,450 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Geophysical Data Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $53 $109,300
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,650
Middle (Mid 50%) $24 $50,630
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,450
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,210

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CO $35 $73,530
LA $35 $72,800
OK $34 $69,880
AK $33 $68,550
TN $32 $67,070
MI $32 $66,610
CA $32 $66,280
MT $32 $65,580
OH $31 $65,030
GA $30 $62,300

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Geophysical Data Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CO doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CO might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Geophysical Data Technicians are in the states of CO, LA, OK, AK and TN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Chemical Manufacturing $110750 $53.25
Scientific Research and Development Services $106620 $51.26
Management of Companies and Enterprises $94350 $45.36
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $78400 $37.69
Oil and Gas Extraction $77170 $37.10
Employment Services $76600 $36.83
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $74860 $35.99
Natural Gas Distribution $71660 $34.45
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $68810 $33.08
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $64190 $30.86
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $64160 $30.84
Machinery Manufacturing $63130 $30.35
Metal Ore Mining $62270 $29.94
Local Government $58800 $28.27
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $58740 $28.24
Federal Executive Branch $58600 $28.17
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $57020 $27.41
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $54180 $26.05
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $52770 $25.37
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $51260 $24.64
State Government $48340 $23.24
Support Activities for Mining $47720 $22.94
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $ $*

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