$61,336
Avg. Salary
$24.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$2,235

The average pay for a Hydrogeologist is $24.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Hydrogeologist is $61,336 per year.

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90%
MEDIAN $24
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MEDIAN $61,336
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MEDIAN: $61,336
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$17.07 - $39.38
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$0$96K
Salary $45,553 - $94,491
Bonus $0.00 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,086
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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$45,148 - $96,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 399
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $17.07 - $39.38
Overtime $22.25 - $39.33
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,086
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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$45,148 - $96,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for Hydrogeologist

Hydrogeology deals with distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the earth’s crust. Hydrogeologists usually support technical staff on environmental projects, and their tasks consist of engineering design support, flow and transport modeling support, 3-D hydrogeology visualization, GIS analysis, data entry, and database analysis. These positions usually include field work, and hydrogeologists are often exposed to outdoor elements such as dirt, dust, and inclement weather.

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Hydrogeologist Tasks

  • Assess sites and create project plans for remediation or use of site to meet organization goals.
  • Model and test plans, create technical reports, and forecast costs.
  • Know, interpret and meet regulations, laws, and standards.
  • Manage projects, visiting sites, and guiding staff.

Hydrogeologist Pay By Employer

$0$111K

CH2M Hill
11 profiles
$62,179

$55,368

Common Career Paths for Hydrogeologist


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Hydrogeologists often transition into Senior Hydrogeologist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Hydrogeologists earn $91K per year.

Hydrogeologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Hydrogeologist


Hydrogeologists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Data Modeling, Environmental Consulting, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Design, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Data Modeling are similarly competent in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Project Management. The majority of those who know Environmental Consulting also know Project Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Hydrogeologist

Pay by Experience for a Hydrogeologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hydrogeologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hydrogeologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Hydrogeologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 51 salaries. A Hydrogeologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

25%

23%

11%

-10%

-17%

National Average: $61,004

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Hydrogeologists, 27 percent higher than the national average. Hydrogeologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+22 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Salt Lake City (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Phoenix Hydrogeologists earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Milwaukee and 12 percent less in Greenville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Hydrogeologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hydrogeologist?

Hydrogeologist in Yorba Linda:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The people I work with and the type of work we do.
Cons: The long hours and periodic night shifts.

Hydrogeologist in Seattle:
"Lots of field work."
Pros: Field work opportunities all around the globe.
Cons: The management that doesn't know how to manage.

Hydrogeologist in Reno:
"Office."
Pros: Friendly environment, supportive co-workers, good environment.
Cons: Not enough responsibility. Would like more challenges.

Hydrogeologist in Tampa:
"Perversive and protectice of the emviroment."
Pros: Caring of community.
Cons: Pollution.

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Key Stats for Hydrogeologist

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Hydrogeologist Salaries

▲38%

▲37%

▲10%

National Average
$61,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Hydrogeologist Salaries





Technical Writing
▲1%

National Average
$61,000



Design
▼4%

Data Analysis
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%