Meteorologist - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Meteorologist"

How much does a Meteorologist in the federal government get paid? $96,477.94* *Based on the 2010 average.

Meteorologist was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 2,767 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Meteorology, with an average salary of $95,949.

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.

Job Description

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

Meteorologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Meteorologist is $96,477.94. The highest paid Meteorologist made $181,200 in 2010.

Common Meteorologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Meteorology Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,512
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 176
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 41
ES - Senior Executive Service 14
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Internal Revenue AgentProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Consumer SafetyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Human Resources ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Meteorology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Meteorologist was $79,898. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,246 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1340.

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