Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare atmospheric and space scientist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,320
25th Percentile Wage
$86,040
50th Percentile Wage
$101,120
75th Percentile Wage
$114,930
90th Percentile Wage
$134,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $134,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid atmospheric and space scientists is $67,320.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$101,120
1.85% 4.39%
2016
$99,250
1.32% -
2015
$97,940
-0.54% -
2014
$98,470
1.41% -
2013
$97,080
0.41% -
2012
$96,680
- -

Compare Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of atmospheric and space scientists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $102,970. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $65,700). For detailed atmospheric and space scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$102,970
Federal government, including USPS
$102,970
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$101,120
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$96,950
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$94,840
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$94,600
State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,600
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,700

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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