A Weather Forecaster earns an average salary of $45,656 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.

$22,779 - $74,240
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MEDIAN: $45,656
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$22,779 - $74,240  
   
Bonus
$3,390  
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$22,779 - $76,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

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

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
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Weather Forecaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

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
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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