Hydrologist Salary

A Hydrologist earns an average salary of $61,258 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$41,535 - $90,590

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$19.73 - $34.79

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,535 - $90,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,112  
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$43,105 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $51.36  
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$0.00 - $4,112  
   
Total Pay (?
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$43,105 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Hydrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Hydrologist Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 10%
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