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May 27, 2011
What Does a Seismic Observer Get Paid in New Jersey?

What are the job responsibilities of a Seismic Observer? What does an individual in this position get paid in New Jersey?

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Here is the position summary for Seismic Observer as found in BLR’s Salary Finder:

Assist scientists in the use of electrical, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential sources of metallic ore, gas, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new oil fields.

In New Jersey, the midpoint of salaries reported for the position (50th percentile) is $50,230. The 75th percentile (the rate below which 75% of salary data falls) is $65,170. The 25th percentile (the rate below which 25% of the data falls) is $36,559.

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How much should you pay a Seismic Observer?, a leading provider of compensation data, scores this job as nonexempt (entitled to overtime). According to's rate ranges, grade 27 has a minimum of $30,693. The midpoint is $40,911, and the maximum is $51,149.

How much should an employer be paying a Seismic Observer in New Jersey? It depends on many factors, but the most important are the experience and skills of the employee or applicant. Answer these questions: How much experience does he or she have? How highly skilled is he or she? Then, use the table below. Interpolate as necessary.

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