Astrophysicist Salary

An Astrophysicist earns an average salary of $87,322 per year.

$43,588 - $122,237

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$41,970 - $137,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Astrophysicist

Astrophysicists are scientists involved in researching and hypothesizing the nature of the universe. They do this by observing stars, planets, and astronomical phenomena in order to gain a better understanding of life outside of the Earth's solar system. They make these observations using telescopes, both on land and in space.

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Experience Affects Astrophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 16%
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