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Highest Paying Cities for Hydrologists

The top 89 highest paying cities for hydrologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of hydrologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $120,980, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for hydrologists. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $116,060). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of hydrologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 89 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Hydrologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$120,980
70
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$116,060
40
3 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$109,210
130
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$105,630
100
5 Boulder, Colorado
$104,350
60
6 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$104,260
50
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$103,220
60
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$103,160
40
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$100,550
90
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$100,390
70
11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$99,870
30
12 Camden, New Jersey
$98,810
30
13 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$98,460
270
14 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$98,410
60
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$97,970
50
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$97,220
120
17 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$96,710
120
18 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$96,170
50
19 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$96,030
n/a
20 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$94,170
40
21 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$92,870
40
22 Tacoma, Washington
$92,660
40
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$92,180
n/a
24 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$91,850
30
25 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$90,410
30
26 Anchorage, Alaska
$90,360
30
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$90,160
50
28 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$89,730
50
29 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$89,350
70
30 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$89,290
30
31 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$89,210
40
32 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$89,100
80
33 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$89,010
40
34 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$88,240
180
35 St Louis, Missouri
$88,210
n/a
36 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$88,200
100
37 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$87,290
80
38 Wilmington, New Jersey
$87,080
n/a
39 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$87,060
40
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$86,690
120
41 Salt Lake City, Utah
$86,590
80
42 Grand Junction, Colorado
$86,590
30
43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$85,940
110
44 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$85,720
250
45 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$85,570
n/a
46 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$85,040
40
47 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$84,120
210
48 Olympia, Washington
$84,100
70
49 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$83,220
n/a
50 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$82,350
40
51 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$82,220
30
52 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$81,920
170
53 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$81,690
30
54 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$81,090
50
55 Columbus, Ohio
$79,290
120
56 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$79,120
40
57 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$79,060
250
58 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$78,720
50
59 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$78,660
40
60 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$77,670
40
61 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$77,500
40
62 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$77,070
110
63 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$75,240
30
64 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$74,630
30
65 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$74,540
50
66 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,470
40
67 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$73,190
70
68 Missoula, Montana
$72,340
40
69 Tucson, Arizona
$72,120
90
70 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$70,790
30
71 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$69,130
40
72 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$68,910
90
73 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$68,580
40
74 Salem, Oregon
$68,390
60
75 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$68,250
80
76 Bismarck, North Dakota
$68,120
40
77 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$65,730
60
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$65,730
70
79 Lincoln, Nebraska
$64,260
50
80 Kansas City, Missouri
$63,870
40
81 Madison, Wisconsin
$63,510
80
82 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$62,470
110
83 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$61,700
n/a
84 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$60,140
90
85 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$59,530
40
86 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$59,230
120
87 Columbia, South Carolina
$53,970
90
88 Tallahassee, Florida
$47,700
40
89 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$39,120
n/a
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