How much does a Hydrologist make? The average Hydrologist salary is $68,174 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $61,836 and $75,477. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Resource Environmental Solutions LLC - Richmond , VA
You will be performing water quality sampling, stream gage installation, stream mitigation monitoring, stream geomorphic surveys, hydrologic analysis, BEHI/NBS assessments, 404/USM crediting ... - 49 days ago
Kimley-Horn - Reston , VA
The Reston, VA office of Kimley-Horn is seeking a Civil Analyst to join our surface water hydrology & hydraulics team in Reston, VA! This individual will provide surface water resources support to ... - 57 days ago
AECOM Technology Corporation - Virginia Beach , VA
This person will be an integral part of the team, utilizing their knowledge of GIS, Hydrology & Hydraulics, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and problem-solving skill to support our client
JobCase - 4 days ago
Perform hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling, and geospatial evaluations. * Work with authorities having jurisdiction with Conditional Use Permits and General Construction Permits - 75 days ago
Candidates should have experience with site civil design and permitting and applicable software applications including hydrology modeling programs, storm drainage programs, AutoCAD, and Civil 3D - 28 days ago
AECOM - Virginia Beach , VA
Perform assignments requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks. * Assist in the development and application of hydrologic and hydraulic ... - 56 days ago

Hydrologist Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Hydrologist between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Hydrologist in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $85,218
Washington, DC $75,891
Miami, FL $66,368
Chicago, IL $72,325
Boston, MA $76,812
New York, NY $82,013
Dallas, TX $67,731
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What is the average salary for Hydrologist in 2022?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Hydrologist in the United States. The base salary for Hydrologist ranges from $61,836 to $75,477 with the average base salary of $68,174. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $63,296 to $78,517 with the average total cash compensation of $70,216.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $68,174 $61,836 - $75,477
Bonus $2,042 $1,461 - $3,040
Total Pay $70,216 $63,296 - $78,517
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What's the difference between Senior Hydrologist and Hydrologist?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of Hydrologist is $68,174, and the average salary of Senior Hydrologist is $0. The average salary of Senior Hydrologist is lower than Hydrologist. ( 2022-04-26 )
I am a Hydrologist, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Hydrologist. a Hydrologist Salary in Arlington, MA is $76,812 as of April 26, 2022; a Hydrologist Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $72,629 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 )
Why does the salary of a Hydrologist vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2022-04-26 )
What are the Pay Factors for Hydrologist?
Salary ranges for a Hydrologist can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2022-04-26 )
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Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2022-04-26 )

Last Update: April 26, 2022