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Alternate Job Titles: Meteorologist, Weatherman, Weatherwoman, Weatherperson

What is the average annual salary for Meteorologist?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Meteorologist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Meteorologist in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Meteorologist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Meteorologist in the United States is $94,648 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Meteorologist in the United States are expected to make less than $94,648.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $94,648
  • 10%$49,154
  • 25%$70,835
  • 75%$119,461
  • 90%$142,051

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Job Description for Meteorologist

Analyzes meteorological data gathered by satellites and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for the public. Studies and interprets photographs, maps, synoptic reports, and charts in order to forecast long- and short-range weather conditions. May require an advanced degree and at least 5 years of related experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. View Meteorologist job description

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Categories:  Science and Research

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities

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