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Meteorologist Salary

$96,964 (USD)

Average Salary

$47/hr

Average Hourly

$3,045

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meteorologist is $96,964 a year and $47 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Meteorologist is between $68,064 and $120,346. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Meteorologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

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.
Meteorologist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Job family population: 8,940

Estimated population of Meteorologist jobs: 8,218

Rate of error: 3.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$112,408
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 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), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City...

Meteorologist Job Listings for United States

Meteorologist
Jul 3
Germantown, MD, USA
Earth Networks
We currently have an opening for a Meteorologist. The responsibilities for this role are to produce forecast products for all business and government clients and provide forecast support for same.
METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN
Jul 13
Suitland, MD, USA
United States Fleet Forces Command
... as a Meteorologist Technician in the Operations Department, National Ice Center (NIC) of NAVAL ICE CENTER. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities - You will produce high quality ice ...
Incident Manager - Meteorology
Jul 18
San Antonio, United States
USAA
Purpose of JobWe are seeking a talented Incident Manager - Meteorology for our San Antonio, TX facility. Conducts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year international monitoring and analysis ...
Scientist, Tropical Cyclone Team
May 8
Boston, MA, USA
Verisk
D. degree in meteorology, geosciences or related fields Qualifications Additional Information Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer. All members of the Verisk Analytics family of ...
PROGRAM SUPPORT SPEC
Jul 10
Monterey, CA, USA
United States Fleet Forces Command
Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities - You will serve as liaison between internal and external Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) stakeholders and staff of the ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meteorologist is $96,964 a year and $47 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Meteorologist is between $68,064 and $120,346. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Meteorologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Meteorologist Job Listings for United States

Meteorologist
Jul 3
Germantown, MD, USA
Earth Networks
We currently have an opening for a Meteorologist. The responsibilities for this role are to produce forecast products for all business and government clients and provide forecast support for same.
METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN
Jul 13
Suitland, MD, USA
United States Fleet Forces Command
... as a Meteorologist Technician in the Operations Department, National Ice Center (NIC) of NAVAL ICE CENTER. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities - You will produce high quality ice ...
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