The average salary for a Weather Forecaster is $47,932 per year.

$29,799 - $76,596
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,931
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$29,799 - $76,596  
   
Bonus
$3,390  
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$29,799 - $80,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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