Weather Forecaster Salary

A Weather Forecaster earns an average salary of $44,794 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.

$22,679 - $74,497
$23K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,794
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Salary
$22,679 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$1,780  
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$22,679 - $76,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Weather Forecaster

Pay by Experience for a Weather Forecaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Weather Forecaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Weather Forecaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Weather Forecaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 9 salaries. A Weather Forecaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Weather Forecaster

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Weather Forecaster Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%