Information About Atmospheric And Space Scientists

Training Requirements for Atmospheric And Space Scientists

Atmospheric and space scientists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Atmospheric and space scientists
Training for Atmospheric And Space Scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 1.2
Some College 6.5
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 48.6
Masters Degree 23.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 16.2

Employment outlook for Atmospheric And Space Scientists

Represents about 11,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more atmospheric and space scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, atmospheric and space scientists make $45.60 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Atmospheric and space scientists $24.75 $33.59 $44.45 $55.05 $67.71
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Physical scientists $20.93 $27.19 $37.40 $52.14 $68.90
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, atmospheric and space scientists make $94,840 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Atmospheric and space scientists $51,480 $69,860 $92,460 $114,510 $140,830
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Physical scientists $43,520 $56,560 $77,790 $108,440 $143,300
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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