Atmospheric And Space Scientists

What Are The Training Requirements for Atmospheric And Space Scientists?

Atmospheric and space scientists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Atmospheric and space scientists
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Atmospheric And Space Scientists?

Over the next 10 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.

This career includes 11,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Atmospheric And Space Scientists Make?

On average, atmospheric and space scientists make $45.60 per hour or $94,840 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Atmospheric And Space Scientists?

Hourly income for Atmospheric and space scientists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Atmospheric And Space Scientists?

Annual salary for Atmospheric and space scientists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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