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What is the average salary for Atmospheric Scientists in the United States?

Atmospheric Scientists earn an average hourly wage of $42.35. Hourly wages typically start from $24.05 and go up to $61.86. Atmospheric Scientists earn an average salary of $88,090 per year. Salaries typically start from $50,030 and go up to $128,670.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Atmospheric Scientists in the United States earn:

$61.86 an hour $128,670 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Atmospheric Scientists in the United States earn:

$51.87 an hour $107,890 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Atmospheric Scientists in the United States earn:

$42.30 an hour $87,980 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Atmospheric Scientists in the United States earn:

$30.52 an hour $63,480 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Atmospheric Scientists in the United States earn:

$24.05 an hour $50,030 per year

Historical salary for Atmospheric Scientists in the United States

Atmospheric Scientist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in New Jersey $50.31 $104,630 # 1
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Virginia $48.94 $101,780 # 2
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Utah $47.63 $99,070 # 3
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Missouri $47.05 $97,870 # 4
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Ohio $47.01 $97,780 # 5
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Maryland $46.15 $96,000 # 6
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Nevada $46.09 $95,880 # 7
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Hawaii $46.04 $95,770 # 8
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Idaho $45.71 $95,070 # 9
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Colorado $45.45 $94,540 # 10
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Oregon $45.23 $94,080 # 11
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Pennsylvania $45.14 $93,900 # 12
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Georgia $44.95 $93,500 # 13
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in New Mexico $44.73 $93,040 # 14
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Louisiana $44.67 $92,920 # 15
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in California $44.25 $92,040 # 16
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Florida $42.94 $89,310 # 17
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Michigan $42.90 $89,240 # 18
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in North Carolina $41.91 $87,180 # 19
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Washington $41.91 $87,170 # 20
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Arizona $41.79 $86,910 # 21
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Oklahoma $41.61 $86,550 # 22
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Alaska $41.53 $86,380 # 23
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Nebraska $41.31 $85,920 # 24
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Indiana $41.08 $85,450 # 25
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in North Dakota $40.96 $85,200 # 26
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Montana $40.67 $84,590 # 27
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in South Carolina $40.59 $84,420 # 28
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Iowa $40.36 $83,940 # 29
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Arkansas $40.29 $83,800 # 30
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in New York $40.24 $83,690 # 31
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in South Dakota $40.02 $83,230 # 32
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Massachusetts $39.44 $82,040 # 33
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Kansas $39.37 $81,900 # 34
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Tennessee $38.69 $80,470 # 35
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Wisconsin $38.50 $80,070 # 36
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Connecticut $38.26 $79,590 # 37
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Kentucky $38.07 $79,190 # 38
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Alabama $38.05 $79,140 # 39
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Mississippi $37.47 $77,940 # 40
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Texas $34.72 $72,230 # 41
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Illinois $33.17 $69,000 # 42
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Maine $32.43 $67,450 # 43
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in Minnesota $27.45 $57,110 # 44
Atmospheric Scientist Salary in New Hampshire $25.92 $53,910 # 45
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics