How much money do meteorologists make?


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Meteorologists make a median salary of $89,260 a year, or $42.91 an hour, according to 2012 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The upper 10 percent of meteorologists make more than $134,730 a year, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $49,120.

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Meteorologists working for the federal government, not including the postal service, earn a median salary of $97,710 as of 2012. These who work for various types of schools, including higher-education institutions, earn $86,090. Meteorologists in television and radio broadcasting make $82,360, while those employed by various other services earn $82,310. They often work all sorts of hours, including during extreme weather conditions.

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