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4.5% Jobs Projection
$62,630 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Hydrologists in North Carolina is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Hydrologists Work in North Carolina?

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

There were 160 Hydrologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Hydrologists in NC Employment Trend

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

Hydrologists in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Hydrologists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for Hydrologists: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 230 jobs for North Carolina Hydrologists in 2026.

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

What do Hydrologists Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Hydrologists ranged from $51,850 to $111,470 with $62,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.93 to $53.59. The median hourly rate was $30.11.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.96 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.15.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Hydrologists Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina Metros for Hydrologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Raleigh, NC 90 $61,470

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 NC Employment Total
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,790
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 430

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