Hydrologist Salary (United States)

A Hydrologist earns an average salary of $57,666 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Data Modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Hydrologist Total Pay (?
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$40,466 - $89,278
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MEDIAN: $57,665
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Hydrologist Total Pay (?
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$19.93 - $36.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,466 - $89,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$2,983 - $5,683  
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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$41,604 - $89,922  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,983 - $5,683  
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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$41,604 - $89,922  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Denver
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National Average
$59,000
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Experience Affects Hydrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Hydrologist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 16%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 11%
National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 12%
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