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Hydrologists in Illinois

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12.5% Jobs Projection
$87,250 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Hydrologists Work in Illinois?

70 people worked as Hydrologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 70 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Hydrologists in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 100 Hydrologists working in it, which means Illinois has fewer Hydrologists than average.

Hydrologists in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Hydrologists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for Hydrologists: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 90 jobs for Illinois Hydrologists in 2026.

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

What do Hydrologists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $50,590 to $107,610 with $87,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.32 to $51.73. The median hourly rate was $41.95.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.79 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.84.

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

Hydrologists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Hydrologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 $86,460

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 IL Employment Total
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,690
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 350

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