Find Grad Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Hydrologists in California

Find Schools Near

Hydrologists in California

Want to work in California as a Hydrologist? Read this first!

$95,290 Median Salary
  • Hydrologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Hydrologists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 730 Hydrologists working in the state.

There were 810 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Hydrologists in CA Employment Trend

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

Hydrologists in CA vs. the Average State

What do Hydrologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $58,110 to $150,970 with $95,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.94 to $72.58. The median hourly rate was $45.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $48.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.86.

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

Hydrologists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Hydrologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 180 $90,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 $106,120
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 $97,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 $99,650
Fresno, CA 40 $73,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 $122,590

Top States for Hydrologists Employment

The table below shows the states 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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 12,750
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 4,100

What Major Will Prepare You For a Hydrologist Career?


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Graduate Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited graduate schools across the U.S.