Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Atmospheric and Space Scientists (19-2021)

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 92 91 -1.09 2 7 9
United States 10000 10800 0.0 200 800 1100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 48.34 25.17 34.89 47.95 59.58 73.63
Alaska 42.95 26.05 31.22 42.16 52.33 62.84
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.90 26.93 30.89 40.94 52.26 61.02
Balance of State 41.53 23.25 26.96 41.15 52.82 61.24

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.