How much does a Chief Geophysical Engineer make in the United States? The average Chief Geophysical Engineer salary in the United States is $268,400 as of August 29, 2022, but the range typically falls between $246,800 and $309,100. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $246,800 10% $227,134 90% $346,155 75% $309,100 $268,400 50%(Median)
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The Chief Geophysical Engineer is responsible for the management of the geology department staff and the operation of geophysical programs. Plans and oversees all aspects of the geology department's policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Chief Geophysical Engineer may require an advanced degree. Researches and makes recommendations regarding the exploration and development of potential oil and gas sites. In addition, Chief Geophysical Engineer typically reports to top management. The Chief Geophysical Engineer manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Working as a Chief Geophysical Engineer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2022

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