Google Trend graph of interest in a Meteorologist has seen it’s ups and downs over the last years. Meteorologist search activity was at it’s highest in 2005 and 2006 but has seen a resurgence in 2013 as you can see in the graph below.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information states that Atmospheric Scientists and Meteorologists Salaries are at a median pay range of $87,780 a year in 2010.That comes out to about $42.20 an hour that a Meteorologist earns on the jobs. You typically need a Bachelor’s Degree to be a full-time employee practicing meteorology. The total number of jobs available to meteorologists in 2010 were 9,500 and were expected to grow by 11% from 2010 to 2020. The job outlook for meteorologists shows that about 1,000 jobs will be added to the total amount of meteorology jobs on the market. Our detailed salaries for meteorologists by state listed below will let you know what you can expect to make in a state as an entry level meteorologist and which are the highest paying states.
Listed below is information that is specific to Meteorologist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Meteorologist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Meteorologists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”