|Quick Facts: Geological and Hydrologic Technicians|
$50,630 per year
$24.34 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|5% (Faster than average)|
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.
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 and hydrologic technicians was $50,630 in May 2020.
Employment of geological and hydrologic technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for natural gas is expected to increase demand for geological exploration and extraction in the future.
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