Astronomer Salary

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.

$48,423 - $140,589
(Median)
$48K
$94K
$140K
MEDIAN: $93,572
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$48,423 - $140,589  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$49,230 - $134,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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.

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Experience Affects Astronomer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%