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Hydrogeologist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Hydrogeologist is $62,251 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Hydrogeologist Salary (?
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$46,116 - $103,809
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MEDIAN: $62,251
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Hydrogeologist Salary (?
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$15.46 - $35.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,116 - $103,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $7,432  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,759 - $106,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $35.68  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$960 - $7,432  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,759 - $106,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Hydrogeologist

Hydrogeology deals with distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the earth’s crust. Hydrogeologists usually support technical staff on environmental projects, and their tasks consist of engineering design support, flow and transport modeling support, 3-D hydrogeology visualization, GIS analysis, data entry, and database analysis. These positions usually include field work, and hydrogeologists are often exposed to outdoor elements such as dirt, dust, and inclement weather.
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Hydrogeologist Tasks
  • Know, interpret and meet regulations, laws, and standards.
  • Manage projects, visiting sites, and guiding staff.
  • Assess sites and create project plans for remediation or use of site to meet organization goals.
  • Model and test plans, create technical reports, and forecast costs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hydrogeologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 18%
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Seattle
0%
National Average
$63,000
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Salt Lake City
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Phoenix
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Milwaukee
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Experience Affects Hydrogeologist Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Hydrogeologist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%
Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%