The salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare atmospheric and space scientist salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$47,480|
|25th Percentile Wage||$61,210|
|50th Percentile Wage||$115,150|
|75th Percentile Wage||$154,800|
|90th Percentile Wage||$185,310|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) atmospheric and space scientists is $185,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid atmospheric and space scientists is $47,480.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||3-Year Growth|
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .