How much does a Meteorologist make in the United States? The average Meteorologist salary in the United States is $109,801 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $84,824 and $136,314. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Meteorologist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Meteorologist Salary $62,084 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Meteorologist Salary $84,824 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Meteorologist Salary $109,801 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Meteorologist Salary $136,314 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Meteorologist Salary $160,453 US May 28, 2024
25% $84,824 10% $62,084 90% $160,453 75% $136,314 $109,801 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Meteorologist need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Promotion: Developing and implementing promotional activities to attract and increase the awareness of customers in buying products.

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Workday: A cloud-based human resource management software system that unifies a wide range of HR functionality into a single system.

Customer Service 8.53%
Promotion 2.09%
Workday 1.78%
Others 87.6%
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Job Description for Meteorologist

Meteorologist investigates, integrates and analyzes meteorological data from a variety of sources, including surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Analyzes weather model guidance and issues specialized hazardous weather forecasts when warranted. Being a Meteorologist requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Meteorologist work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. To be a Meteorologist typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Meteorologist

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Meteorologist, the first career path typically progresses to Biologist V.

The second career path typically progresses to Microbiologist V.

The third career path typically progresses to Chemist V.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically progresses to Physicist V.

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Meteorologist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Meteorologist, the highest Meteorologist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Meteorologist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Meteorologist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Meteorologist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Meteorologist in the United States. The base salary for Meteorologist ranges from $84,824 to $136,314 with the average base salary of $109,801. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $84,850 to $136,365 with the average total cash compensation of $109,837.
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