Meteorologist Salary in the US

$58,740
per year
per month
$4,900
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,400/year
Bonus
$200/month

Meteorologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Meteorologist is $58,740 per year ($4,900 per month), which is $5,250 (+10%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Meteorologist can expect an average starting salary of $35,730. The highest salaries can exceed $110,550.
$35,730
Low
$58,740
Average salary
$110,550
High
$2,980
Low
$4,900
Average salary
$9,210
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$62,000
$123,950
Salary$35,730 - 110,550
Bonus$0 - 13,400
Total Pay$35,730 - 123,950
$0
$5,170
$10,330
Salary$2,980 - 9,210
Bonus$0 - 1,120
Total Pay$2,980 - 10,330

Meteorologist Salary Range

Low
$35,730
Average salary
$58,740
Senior
$81,260
High
$110,550
Low
$2,980
Average salary
$4,900
Senior
$6,770
High
$9,210
Among Meteorologists in the U.S., Local Meteorologists on average have lower salaries, while Broadcast Meteorologists, Aviation Meteorologists and Chief Meteorologists enjoy the highest salaries.

Meteorologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Chief Meteorologist$78K/year
+32% 
Broadcast Meteorologist$75K/year
+27% 
Aviation Meteorologist$73K/year
+25% 
Local Meteorologist$50K/year
 -15%

Meteorologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Meteorologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $38,660 per year. A mid level Meteorologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $45,340, while a Senior Meteorologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $69,870. Meteorologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $81,200 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Meteorologist

Late Career▲ +38%
Senior▲ +19%
Average Salary$58,740/year
Mid Level▼ -23%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
35%
Male
65%

Meteorologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Meteorologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Meteorologist

How much does a Meteorologist make in the US?
A Meteorologist in the US earns an average of $58,740 gross per year, which is about $4,900 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Meteorologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Meteorologist in the US?
The starting salary of a Meteorologist in the US is around $35,730 gross per year. Local Meteorologists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Meteorologist in the US?
The highest salary of a Meteorologist in the US can reach and exceed $110,550 gross per year. Broadcast Meteorologists, Aviation Meteorologists and Chief Meteorologists usually have the highest salaries.
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