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Hydrologist Salary (United States)

Hydrologists in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Hydrologists (89 percent) are men. The majority of Hydrologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Hydrologist Salary (?
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$40,903 - $90,127
(Median)
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90K
MEDIAN: $58,738
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Hydrologist Salary (?
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$19.80 - $36.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,903 - $90,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
Profit Sharing
$2,983 - $5,087  
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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$42,131 - $91,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $36.55  
   
Overtime
$20.96 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,983 - $5,087  
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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$42,131 - $91,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hydrologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Hydrologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $89K on average. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a sixth.

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Denver
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National Average
$59,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Sacramento offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hydrologists, 16 percent above the national average. Hydrologists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+9 percent).

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Experience Affects Hydrologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 10%