The average annual salary for a meteorologist is $51,000, notes PayScale. Entry-level meteorologists typically make less than the average salary, while experienced meteorologists like Adam Joseph earn more. Variables influencing salary for meteorologists include their level of experience, employer, and geographic locale.
As a meteorologist at an ABC affiliate in a major city, and with over 10 years experience in the business, Adam Joseph is considered an experienced meteorologist. The average salary for a meteorologist in his position is $72,000.
Because Joseph also contributes to special television events for his affiliate and for the ABC network, he likely earns bonuses in addition to his salary.