Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015115,1507.95%-2.29%
2014106,000-8.59%-
2013115,110-2.33%-
2012117,790--

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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