Meteorologist - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Meteorologist"How much does a Meteorologist in the federal government get paid? $103,216.11* *Based on the 2018 average.
Meteorologist was the 95th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,586 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Meteorology, with an average salary of $102,514.
Government Meteorology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Meteorology job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Meteorologist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||2,469||$102,513.65|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||16||$135,417.81|
|Federal Aviation Administration||15||$133,628.40|
|Bureau of Land Management||7||$99,372.29|
|National Park Service||7||$112,423.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||6||$110,078.67|
|George C. Marshall Space Flight Center||5||$96,662.00|
|Office of the Chief Economist||5||$142,240.00|
|Department of Energy||5||$126,278.20|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||4||$103,473.25|
|Bureau of Ocean Energy Management||4||$100,052.50|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||4||$103,350.25|
|National Transportation Safety Board||3||$132,686.67|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||3||$131,294.33|
|Agricultural Research Service||3||$110,782.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||2||$88,845.00|
|Dryden Flight Research Center||2||$110,576.50|
|John F. Kennedy Space Center||2||$97,696.50|
|National Science Foundation||1||$174,569.00|
Meteorologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Meteorologist is $103,216.11. The highest paid Meteorologist made $188,316 in 2018.
Common Meteorologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Meteorology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,420|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||123|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||15|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||10|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||7|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||3|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||3|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||2|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Meteorology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Budget Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Support Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Equal Opportunity Compliance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Import Compliance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Equal Employment Opportunity||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Meteorology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Meteorologist was $79,898. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,216 in 2018.
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