Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hydrologists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Hydrologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $88K on average.