|Quick Facts: Geological and Hydrologic Technicians|
$50,080 per year
$24.08 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|4% (As fast as average)|
What Geological and Hydrologic Technicians Do
Geological and hydrologic technicians support scientists and engineers in exploring, extracting, and monitoring natural resources.
Geological and hydrologic technicians work in offices, laboratories, and the field. Most geological and hydrologic technicians work full time.
How to Become a Geological or Hydrologic Technician
Geological and hydrologic technicians typically need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary training in applied science or a science-related technology. Some jobs may require a bachelor’s degree. Geological and hydrologic technicians also receive on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for geological technicians, except hydrologic technicians was $48,310 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for hydrologic technicians was $62,280 in May 2021.
Overall employment of geological and hydrologic technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 1,400 openings for geological and hydrologic technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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