Hydrogeologist Salary (United States)

A Hydrogeologist earns an average salary of $61,146 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Hydrogeologist Total Pay (?
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$45,514 - $102,989
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61K
79K
100K
MEDIAN: $61,145
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Hydrogeologist Total Pay (?
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$18.25 - $43.00
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,514 - $102,989  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,176  
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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$45,328 - $105,884  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$20.10 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2.21 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,176  
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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$45,328 - $105,884  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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.
Read more about: Hydrologists
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Sacramento
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Chicago
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Tampa
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National Average
$63,000
Seattle
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Austin
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Hydrogeologist Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Hydrogeologist Salaries

Data Modeling
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Environmental Consulting
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National Average
$63,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Design
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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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