Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, meteorology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $88,474, while the bottom 20% make closer to $44,457. The median grad salary is $62,716.

Meteorology graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology is $34,885, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $44,709.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for meteorology graduates

The highest paying career for meteorology graduates is meteorologist, with top salaries averaging around $68,572.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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