What Are The Training Requirements for Hydrologists?

Hydrologists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Hydrologists
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Hydrologists?

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.

This career includes 7,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Hydrologists Make?

On average, hydrologists make $40.26 per hour or $83,740 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Hydrologists?

Hourly income for Hydrologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Hydrologists?

Annual salary for Hydrologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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