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Hydrologists in Colorado

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

23.3% Jobs Projection
$90,300 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Hydrologists Work in Colorado?

There were approximately 500 workers employed as Hydrologists in this state in 2018.

There were 520 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Hydrologists in CO Employment Trend

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

Hydrologists in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Hydrologists in this state are growing at a rate of 23.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for Hydrologists: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 530 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 Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $60,540 to $125,000 with $90,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.11 to $60.1. The median hourly rate was $43.42.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.96 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.46.

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

Hydrologists Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for Hydrologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 $99,260
Boulder, CO 50 $113,870

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

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Occupation CO Employment Total
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,930
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 2,010

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