Years of Experience
Average pay is $64K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $58K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $87K annually on average.
Economists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $103K per year; Education Program Coordinators come in second with median earnings amounting to $76K, and Geographic Information Systems Analysts rank near the top as well ($57K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $92K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $85K), Charleston, S.C. ($83K), and Silver Spring, Md. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Denver, Colo.; in fact, at around $48K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Washington, where the average salary is $92K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Meteorology make the most here, hauling in around $87K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $149K per year. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, close to one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, and Statistical Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Merely two in five employees at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earn paid vacation and paid sick time. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of survey participants, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.