Hydrologic Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Hydrologic Technician"How much does a Hydrologic Technician in the federal government get paid? $59,268.07* *Based on the 2020 average.
Hydrologic Technician was the 132nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,563 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Geological Survey hired the most employees titled Hydrologic Technician, with an average salary of $59,762.
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.
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|
|Agricultural Research Service||39||$52,126.23|
|Bureau of Reclamation||38||$65,729.05|
|International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico||11||$55,378.82|
|National Park Service||10||$53,444.30|
|Bureau of Land Management||9||$45,165.78|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||7||$73,108.00|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||2||$62,836.50|
|Environmental Protection Agency||2||$67,000.00|
Hydrologic Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Hydrologic Technician is $59,268.07. The highest paid Hydrologic Technician made $116,700 in 2020.
Common Hydrologic Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Hydrologic Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,522|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||41|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / 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 Receptionist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Meteorological Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Health Aid and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Hydrologic Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Hydrologic Technician was $43,607. Since then, the average pay has increased to $59,268 in 2020.
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