Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for atmospheric and space scientists in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists among Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$117,340
75th Percentile Wage
$102,300
50th Percentile Wage
$80,750
25th Percentile Wage
$70,090
10th Percentile Wage
$62,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$56.41
75th Percentile Wage
$49.18
50th Percentile Wage
$38.82
25th Percentile Wage
$33.70
10th Percentile Wage
$30.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for atmospheric and space scientists in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.41. The median hourly salary is $38.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.13.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $80,750 -5.20%
2013 $85,180 3.04%
2012 $82,670 -7.03%
2011 $88,920 9.39%
2010 $81,290 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for atmospheric and space scientists in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.04%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 9.39% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-7.03%).

Table 4. Average Atmospheric and Space Scientist Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$80,750
Chemists
$96,700
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$63,370
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$100,830
Hydrologists
$82,330
Other Physical Scientists
$78,450

Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary by State

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