Hydrologist Salary

A Hydrologist earns an average salary of $62,809 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$42,416 - $94,071
$42K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,809
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$17.92 - $34.38
$18
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $24.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,416 - $94,071  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,300  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$41,001 - $92,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $34.38  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$41,001 - $92,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Hydrologist

A hydrologist works for a government agency or a company and studies water itself, water availability, and the water cycle. When relevant problems occur, the hydrologist helps to solve these issues. Some typical issues that are explored are effects from storm surges, floods, and droughts.

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Hydrologist Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Hydrologist

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

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Key Stats for Hydrologist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Hydrologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Hydrologist Salaries

Numerical Modeling
▲5%

National Average
$62,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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