Weather Forecaster Salary

A Weather Forecaster earns an average salary of $46,030 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$28,392 - $76,026
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$76K
MEDIAN: $46,029
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$28,392 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$28,684 - $74,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Weather Forecaster

A weather forecaster is also known as a meteorologist. It is a position that involves scientific knowledge of weather patterns and predicting future outcomes. These employees study the causes and effects of weather patterns. They use computers and mathematical knowledge to forecast the weather.

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Weather Forecaster Tasks

  • Issue warnings, advisories and bulletins.
  • Create reports and presentations to inform a variety of users about specific conditions.
  • Analyze data and charts to produce concise weather forecasts.
  • Create, update, explain, document, and share weather models and forecasts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Weather Forecaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Weather Forecaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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