The median annual wage for hydrologists was $79,550 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,410, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $120,370.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for hydrologists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Federal government, excluding postal service
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
Local government, excluding education and hospitals
State government, excluding education and hospitals
Most hydrologists work full time. However, the length of daily shifts may vary when hydrologists work in the field.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics