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Hydrologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of hydrologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare hydrologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Hydrologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,470
25th Percentile Wage
$68,840
50th Percentile Wage
$89,390
75th Percentile Wage
$115,600
90th Percentile Wage
$138,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hydrologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hydrologists is $138,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid hydrologists is $52,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hydrologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,390
1.81% 12.32%
2016
$87,770
0.84% -
2015
$87,030
3.49% -
2014
$83,990
3.23% -
2013
$81,280
3.57% -
2012
$78,380
- -

Compare Hydrologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of hydrologists in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for hydrologists occupations is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $91,860. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $74,120). For detailed hydrologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$91,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,390
Engineering Services
$87,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,880
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,080
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,120
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,120

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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