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Hydrologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of hydrologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare hydrologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Hydrologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,080
25th Percentile Wage
$60,740
50th Percentile Wage
$76,930
75th Percentile Wage
$92,330
90th Percentile Wage
$109,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hydrologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $109,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid hydrologists is $50,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of hydrologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,9302.37%3.70%
201575,1100.56%-
201474,6901.73%-
201373,400-0.93%-
201274,080--

Compare Hydrologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of hydrologists in seven industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $86,220. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $63,430). For detailed hydrologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$86,220
Federal government, including USPS
$86,220
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$76,930
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$76,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$76,350
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$76,350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,430

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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