Astronomer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Astronomer is $92,125 per year.
Astronomer Total Pay (?
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$50,123 - $132,885
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MEDIAN: $92,125
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$50,123 - $132,885  
   
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$550 - $5,000  
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$50,978 - $132,885  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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
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National Average
$92,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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