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3.0/5 3.0/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Hydrologist make in the United States?

Average Hydrologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Hydrologists earn a median hourly wage of $38.69. Hourly wages typically start from $24.33 and go up to $57.74.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Hydrologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Hydrologists earn a median salary of $80,480 per year. Salaries typically start from $50,600 and go up to $120,100.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Hydrologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Hydrologist Earnings

The highest earning Hydrologists in the United States earn:

$57.74
an hour
$120,100
per year
Senior Hydrologist Earnings

Senior Hydrologists in the United States earn:

$48.17
an hour
$100,190
per year
Experienced Hydrologist Earnings

Experienced Hydrologists in the United States earn:

$38.69
an hour
$80,480
per year
Junior Hydrologist Earnings

Junior Hydrologists in the United States earn:

$30.38
an hour
$63,190
per year
Starting Hydrologist Earnings

Starting Hydrologists in the United States earn:

$24.33
an hour
$50,600
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Hydrologist salary comparison

Hydrologists earn more than 68% percent of Science careers. Hydrologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Hydrologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hydrologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Hydrologist Salary in Virginia $45.77 $95,210 # 1
Hydrologist Salary in Tennessee $41.26 $85,820 # 2
Hydrologist Salary in Washington $39.51 $82,170 # 3
Hydrologist Salary in New York $37.63 $78,280 # 4
Hydrologist Salary in Oregon $39.62 $82,410 # 5
Hydrologist Salary in Pennsylvania $39.37 $81,900 # 6
Hydrologist Salary in Oklahoma $40.97 $85,210 # 7
Hydrologist Salary in Vermont $41.22 $85,730 # 8
Hydrologist Salary in Ohio $37.63 $78,260 # 9
Hydrologist Salary in Texas $34.29 $71,330 # 10
Hydrologist Salary in North Dakota $29.90 $62,190 # 11
Hydrologist Salary in Wyoming $34.14 $71,010 # 12
Hydrologist Salary in Utah $33.24 $69,140 # 13
Hydrologist Salary in North Carolina $28.87 $60,060 # 14
Hydrologist Salary in Wisconsin $29.42 $61,190 # 15
Hydrologist Salary in South Carolina $27.33 $56,850 # 16
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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