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Highest Paying Industries for Hydrologists

The top 23 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $117,890, mining is the highest paying industry for hydrologists. It is followed by scientific research and development services industry (average annual salary $91,450). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of hydrologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Industries for Hydrologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Mining
$117,890
30
2 Scientific Research and Development Services
$91,450
70
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$88,490
70
4 Utilities
$87,910
110
5 Engineering Services
$87,610
1,180
6 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$87,110
n/a
7 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,430
1,210
8 Federal government, including USPS
$85,390
1,800
9 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$85,390
1,800
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,990
2,850
11 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$82,200
1,530
12 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,080
n/a
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$74,690
3,480
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$74,690
3,480
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$74,480
3,520
16 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,960
560
17 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$69,960
560
18 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,840
1,120
19 State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,610
1,160
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,470
40
21 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,470
40
22 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,470
40
23 Educational Services
$59,340
40
See also: Highest paying cities for hydrologists.