SOC Code 19-2021 - Atmospheric and Space Scientists

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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.


SOC Code 19-2021 - Atmospheric and Space Scientists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 9,290 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $46.71 and average Annual Wage of $97,160.

Occupation Examples

  • Atmospheric Chemist
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Climatologist
  • Hurricane Tracker
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographic Meteorologist
  • Space Scientist
  • Storm Chaser
  • Tornado Chaser
  • Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  • Weather Analyst
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Weatherman

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