Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|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|
|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|
|Metal Ore Mining||$62270||$29.94|
|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|
|Support Activities for Mining||$47720||$22.94|
|Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities||$||$*|