Astronomer Salary (United States)

Astronomers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $94,741 annually. Compensation starts at $51,073 and can reach $142,985 per year. The vast majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Male Astronomers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Astronomers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Astronomer Salary (?
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$49,919 - $143,813
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MEDIAN: $93,870
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$49,919 - $143,813  
   
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$610 - $5,042  
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$51,073 - $142,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 19%
National Average
$95,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%
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