|Quick Facts: Hydrologists|
|2010 Median Pay||
$75,690 per year
$36.39 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Master’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||7,600|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||18% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||1,400|
Hydrologists study water and the water cycle. They use their expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability.
Hydrologists work in the field and in offices and laboratories.
For most jobs, hydrologists need a master’s degree with a background in the natural sciences. Hydrologists may need a license in some states.
The median annual wage of hydrologists was $75,690 in May 2010.
Employment of hydrologists is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Population growth and environmental concerns are expected to increase demand for hydrologists.
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