An Astrophysicist earns an average salary of $87,621 per year.

$48,017 - $121,400
(Median)
$48K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,620
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$20.35 - $53.06
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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Salary
$48,017 - $121,400  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$2,332  
Total Pay (?
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$46,104 - $123,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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
$-0.50 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,332  
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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$46,104 - $123,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.

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Experience Affects Astrophysicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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