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Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare atmospheric and space scientist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,250
25th Percentile Wage
$66,060
50th Percentile Wage
$87,450
75th Percentile Wage
$114,300
90th Percentile Wage
$145,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $145,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid atmospheric and space scientists is $47,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,450
-1.80% 5.88%
2016
$89,020
1.85% -
2015
$87,370
5.45% -
2014
$82,610
-0.64% -
2013
$83,140
1.00% -
2012
$82,310
- -

Compare Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of atmospheric and space scientists in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for atmospheric and space scientist occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $99,450. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $68,890). For detailed atmospheric and space scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$99,450
Scientific Research and Development Services
$98,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$90,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$88,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,450
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$86,250
Engineering Services
$78,650
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$75,610
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,890

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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