An Astrophysicist earns an average salary of $87,231 per year.

$45,941 - $120,952
$46K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,231
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90%

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$20.35 - $53.06
$34
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,941 - $120,952  
   
Bonus
$511 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $59,598  
Total Pay (?
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$43,852 - $122,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $11,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $59,598  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$43,852 - $122,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Astrophysicist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Astrophysicist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Astrophysicist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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