$53,593
Avg. Salary
$18.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,076

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Meteorologist is $18.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Meteorologist is $53,593 per year.

$10.91
10%
$18.85
50%
$36.15
90%
MEDIAN $18.85
$33k
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$54k
50%
$100k
90%
MEDIAN $53,593
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MEDIAN: $53,593
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$0$101K
Salary $32,925 - $100,439
Bonus $496 - $10,334
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,000
Total Pay (?
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$31,363 - $101,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 653
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $10.91 - $36.15
Overtime $2.00 - $55.96
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $496 - $10,334
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,363 - $101,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

Job Description for Meteorologist

A meteorologist makes observations and predictions about the weather. These predictions may be passed on to the general public or to clients in fields such as agriculture. The meteorologist will look over numerical and historical data, in order to make predictions. Observing the weather in real time is also often a part of the job.

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Meteorologist Tasks

  • Describe, explain, and predict weather patterns to a variety of public audiences.
  • Identify weather data sources, collect data, merge, and clean data.
  • Create graphics and visualizations to explain weather patterns.
  • Analyze weather data and produce reports and interpretations.

Meteorologist Pay By Employer

$0$134K

$90,000

$55,618

$41,000

Meteorologist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Meteorologist

Pay by Experience for a Meteorologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Meteorologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 231 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meteorologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Meteorologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 83 salaries. A Meteorologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-15%

National Average: $53,093

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Meteorologists, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 137 percent above the national average. Meteorologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+74 percent), Denver (+44 percent), Andover (+29 percent), and Seattle (+21 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Dallas (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Meteorologist

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Meteorologist Salaries

▲72%

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$53,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Meteorologist Salaries

Statistical Analysis
▲18%

National Average
$53,000


▼6%

Air Dispersion Modeling
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%