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Hydrologists in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Hydrologist?

17.4% Jobs Projection
$85,190 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Hydrologists in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Hydrologists in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Hydrologists in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Hydrologists Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 380 people working as Hydrologists in the year 2018.

There were 430 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 100 Hydrologists working in it, which means Washington has more Hydrologists than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Hydrologists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 540 total jobs in 2026 for Hydrologists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 7,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Hydrologists Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $65,470 to $123,000 with $85,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.47 to $59.14. The median hourly rate was $40.96.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $40.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.53.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Hydrologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Hydrologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 $86,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 $89,510
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 60 $79,500

Top States for Hydrologists Employment

View the list below to see where most Hydrologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 730 $95,290
Colorado 500 $90,300
Washington 380 $85,190
Minnesota 320 $75,780
Texas 310 $73,500
Oregon 290 $78,760
Idaho 290 $44,330
Ohio 240 $79,870
Florida 230 $84,560
Arizona 220 $69,900
Nevada 170 $84,340
North Carolina 170 $62,630
New York 170 $70,570
Montana 170 $72,910
New Mexico 170 $75,510
Wisconsin 150 $61,460
Pennsylvania 140 $0
Massachusetts 100 $55,340
New Hampshire 90 $91,370
New Jersey 90 $109,250

Below are the states where Hydrologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $109,250
Maryland $100,580
Georgia $100,180
California $95,290
New Hampshire $91,370
Colorado $90,300
Virginia $88,930
Alaska $88,310
Indiana $87,970
Illinois $87,250

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