The average Astronomer in the United States earns approximately $94K annually. Work is enjoyable for Astronomers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$49,230 - $134,810
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
Job Description for Astronomer
Calibrate, maintain, focus, and use equipment and associated software.
Compile, update, maintain, and add metadata to data sets.
Analyze celestial data and present results in a variety of formats.
Create visualizations and interfaces to enable usage of data.