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Meteorological Technician - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Meteorological Technician"

How much does a Meteorological Technician in the federal government get paid? $86,342.76* *Based on the 2022 average.

Meteorological Technician was the 324th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 204 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Meteorological Technician, with an average salary of $93,087.

Government Meteorological Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Meteorological Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Meteorological Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 171 $93,087.49
Forest Service 32 $51,600.69
National Park Service 1 $44,740.00

Meteorological Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Meteorological Technician is $86,342.76. The highest paid Meteorological Technician made $137,684 in 2022.

Common Meteorological Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Meteorological Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 200
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 4

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Meteorological Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Therapeutic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
MessengerClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Meteorological Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Meteorological Technician was $58,134. Since then, the average pay has increased to $86,343 in 2022.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1341.

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