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Astrophysicist Salary

An Astrophysicist earns an average salary of $88,430 per year.

$43,915 - $121,934
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$44K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,429
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$42,130 - $135,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 30%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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