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or $40.40 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (23)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (18)
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This occupation has been voted '24%' by our users to be fully automated within the next two decades.
Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by the automation risk level we have generated, which suggests a 6% chance of automation.
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Hydrologists' job openings is expected to decline by -0.4% by 2031
'Hydrologists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Hydrologists' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Hydrologists' was $84,030, or $40.40 hourly
'Hydrologists' are paid 83.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as hydrologists?
As of 2021 there were 6,390 people employed as Hydrologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 22 thousand people are employed as Hydrologists.
Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation and its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and return to the ocean and atmosphere.
SOC Code: 19-2043.00
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