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Atmospheric Scientist Salary

$96,682 (USD)

Average Salary

$46/hr

Average Hourly

$3,036

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for an Atmospheric Scientist is $96,682 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Atmospheric Scientist is between $67,866 and $119,995. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Atmospheric Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Studies the atmosphere physical characteristics, motions, and processes, and the way it affects the rest of our environment.
  • Utilizes results of studies to air pollution control, agriculture, air and sea transportation, defense, and forecasting weather.
  • Researches trends in the earth's climate such as global warming, droughts, or ozone depletion.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Atmospheric Scientist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Job family population: 9,310

Estimated population of Atmospheric Scientist jobs: 8,558

Rate of error: 3.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$112,081
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Atmospheric Scientist Job Listings for United States

Earth Scientist
Oct 16
Richland, United States
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Atmospheric Science & Global Change Group: Atmospheric Measurement & Data Science Job Description The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks an Earth Scientist for research related to ...
Assistant Professor - Wildfire Meteorology / Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Modeling
Oct 24
San Jose, California, USA
San Jose State University
Applicants MUST have completed a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a closely-related field by the start of the appointment. The applicant must have expertise in coupled, fire-atmosphere modeling systems ...
Programmer Analyst - Scientific NOA1946
Nov 12
Jackson, MS, USA
RCJ Consulting, LLC
Qualifications PhD in oceanography, the atmospheric sciences or meteorology, mathematics, or a related physical science with at least five (5) years of experience in the area of Coastal Ocean and/or ...
Research & Development, Nuclear Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
Nov 15
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Sandia National Laboratories
These include knowledge of atmospheric science, emergency response, emergency preparedness, aerosol physics, health physics, nuclear reactor accident progression, and economics; + Be able to give ...
Postdoctoral Appointee - Consequence Analysis
Nov 11
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Sandia National Laboratories
You will also develop new scientific modeling capabilities in the areas of Nuclear Accident Progression, Atmospheric Transport, Environmental and Economic impact. On any given day, you may be called ...

The average pay for an Atmospheric Scientist is $96,682 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Atmospheric Scientist is between $67,866 and $119,995. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Atmospheric Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Oct 16
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Assistant Professor - Wildfire Meteorology / Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Modeling
Oct 24
San Jose, California, USA
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Applicants MUST have completed a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a closely-related field by the start of the appointment. The applicant must have expertise in coupled, fire-atmosphere modeling systems ...
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