Hydrologist Salary (United States)

A Hydrologist earns an average salary of $58,739 per year. A skill in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Hydrologist Total Pay (?
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$40,742 - $89,970
(Median)
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90K
MEDIAN: $58,738
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Hydrologist Total Pay (?
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$19.93 - $36.25
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,742 - $89,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,586  
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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$41,935 - $90,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $36.25  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $45.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,586  
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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$41,935 - $90,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Job Description for Hydrologist

  • Travel to field sites to perform hydrologic testing and investigations.
  • Identify and interpret data trends in hydrologic systems.
  • Manage all aspects of water resource information and data collection.
  • Formulate predictions based on water resource data analysis.

Common Career Paths for Hydrologist

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Pay by Experience Level for Hydrologist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Denver
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Hydrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%
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