Information About Hydrologists

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Training

Hydrologists need master's degree.

Degrees for Hydrologists
Training for Hydrologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 0.8
Some College 3.4
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 47.6
Masters Degree 34.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 9.7

Employment

Represents about 8,000 people in the United States- 2.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more hydrologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, hydrologists make $38.01 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hydrologists $23.50 $28.60 $36.30 $45.30 $54.20
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, hydrologists make $79,070 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hydrologists $48,890 $59,540 $75,680 $94,300 $112,890
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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