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Hydrologic Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Hydrologic Technician"

How much does a Hydrologic Technician in the federal government get paid? $60,239.19* *Based on the 2021 average.

Hydrologic Technician was the 128th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,607 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Geological Survey hired the most employees titled Hydrologic Technician, with an average salary of $60,989.

Government Hydrologic Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Hydrologic Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Hydrologic Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Geological Survey 1,414 $60,988.64
Forest Service 67 $48,162.09
Agricultural Research Service 42 $51,927.48
Bureau of Reclamation 37 $68,536.73
National Park Service 15 $52,054.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 13 $50,616.92
Bureau of Land Management 8 $49,566.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $76,290.40
Indian Affairs 2 $66,459.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $64,331.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $72,183.00

Hydrologic Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Hydrologic Technician is $60,239.19. The highest paid Hydrologic Technician made $118,866 in 2021.

Common Hydrologic Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Hydrologic Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,560
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 47

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Hydrologic Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Meteorological TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Irrigation System OperationTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Hydrologic Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Hydrologic Technician was $43,607. Since then, the average pay has increased to $60,239 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1316.

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