$60,232
Avg. Salary
$25.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,026

Bonus

$2,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Hydrologist is $25.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Hydrologist is $60,232 per year.

10%
$17.39
10%
$25.25
50%
$65.11
90%
90%
MEDIAN $25.25
10%
$40k
10%
$60k
50%
$91k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $60,232
$40,349 - $90,887
$40K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,232
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50%
90%

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$17.39 - $65.11
$17
$25
$65
MEDIAN: $25.25
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90%

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$0$92K
Salary $40,349 - $90,887
Bonus $502 - $6,122
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
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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$40,033 - $92,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 188
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $17.39 - $65.11
Overtime $24.90 - $49.43
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $502 - $6,122
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
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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$40,033 - $92,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

Job Description

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
  • Manage all aspects of water resource information and data collection.
  • Formulate predictions based on water resource data analysis.
  • Travel to field sites to perform hydrologic testing and investigations.
  • Identify and interpret data trends in hydrologic systems.

Common Career Paths


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Hydrologists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Hydrogeologist. Median pay for Hydrogeologists is $60K.

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Popular Skills


Survey takers who work as Hydrologists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Numerical Modeling, Environmental Consulting, and Geographic Information Systems can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems. Environmental Consulting and Geographic Information Systems are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Hydrologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hydrologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hydrologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Hydrologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 25 salaries. A Hydrologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Numerical Modeling
▲6%


National Average
$61,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 11%