Training Requirements for Hydrologists

Hydrologists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Hydrologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 53.4
Masters Degree 34.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 12.2

Employment Outlook for Hydrologists

This represents about 7,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more hydrologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Hydrologists

Hourly Income

On average,hydrologists make $40.26 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hydrologists $24.33 $30.38 $38.69 $48.17 $57.74
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Physical scientists $20.93 $27.19 $37.40 $52.14 $68.90
Environmental scientists and geoscientists $20.51 $26.25 $35.25 $48.37 $64.56
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, hydrologists make $83,740 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hydrologists $50,600 $63,190 $80,480 $100,190 $120,100
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Physical scientists $43,520 $56,560 $77,790 $108,440 $143,300
Environmental scientists and geoscientists $42,660 $54,610 $73,320 $100,600 $134,290
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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