Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $63K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $58K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $87K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Economists, who bring in close to $103K per year, though Education Program Coordinators are not far behind at around $76K along with Geographic Information Systems Analysts earning about $57K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Charleston, S.C. ($83K), Silver Spring, Md. (about $82K), and Tampa, Fla. (around $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Denver, Colo. is near the bottom for pay at $48K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Washington, where the average National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employee makes approximately $92K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those with a Master of Science (MS), Meteorology at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration come out on top, and their salaries approach $87K annually.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $149K per year. A common skill in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's work force is Data Analysis; roughly a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Geographic Information Systems, Statistical Analysis, and Construction Estimating.
Benefits and Perks
Only 36 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for the larger part of workers. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.