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Meteorologists study the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere to increase understanding of weather and climate, and to help them forecast weather patterns and long-term climate trends.


New meteorologists usually earn

$40K-$50K per year

Meteorologists with experience usually earn

$70K-$165K per year

Source: Victoria University of Wellington and MetService, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a meteorologist are good because even though the occupation is very small, competition for jobs is relatively low.
Peter Little at the computer looking at weather patterns

Peter Little studying satellite images of weather patterns

Last updated 17 October 2018