Salary for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

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Also known as:  Atmospheric Chemist, Atmospheric Scientist, Climatologist, Hurricane Tracker, Meteorologist, Oceanographic Meteorologist, Space Scientist, Storm Chaser, Tornado Chaser, Warning Coordination Meteorologist

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Using their knowledge of climate theory, mathematics, and physics, atmospheric and space scientists create complex computer models to study climate phenomena and provide meteorlogical predictions. The data they use to create these simulations is gathered using infrared, satellite imagery, radar, air and ground weather stations, maps and photographs. These scientists may study long-term processes such as climate change, or short-term phenomena such as daily weather patterns. They may conduct laboratory or computer-based experiments to study these phenomena, and many are expected to publish their findings in peer-reviewed literature. A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for entrance into this profession.

A Atmospheric or Space Scientist gets an average compensation that can range from $52,350 and $153,150 depending on experience and talent. will most likely earn wages of one hundred thousand five hundred and fifty dollars per year.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, where they can get average wages of close to $132,340. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Utilities, which has a compensation of $110,110.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.59 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Atmospheric and Space Scientists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$110,110
Public Administration
$104,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$100,060
Educational Services
$99,820
Information
$98,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$98,340

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$88,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$98,340
Information
$98,580
Educational Services
$99,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$100,060
Public Administration
$104,760