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6.7% Jobs Projection
$75,510 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Hydrologists Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 170 Hydrologists working in the state.

There were 140 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Hydrologists in NM Employment Trend

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

Hydrologists in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Hydrologists in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for Hydrologists: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 160 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 New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $50,760 to $126,480 with $75,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.4 to $60.81. The median hourly rate was $36.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.94 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.36.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Hydrologists Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico Metros for Hydrologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 140 $76,080

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NM Employment Total
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,180
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 270

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