Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Hydrologists (19-2043)

Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 64 65 1.56 1 6 7
United States 6700 7100 0.0 100 600 800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 43.34 25.44 31.29 40.41 51.26 62.52
Alaska 44.70 31.29 39.00 44.73 50.87 55.59

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.