Average Astronomer Salary

$91,557
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$52k
MEDIAN
$92k
90%
$149k

The average salary for an Astronomer is $91,557

Base Salary
$52k - $149k
Bonus
$500 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$46 - $99k
Total Pay
$53k - $160k
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What Do Astronomers Do?

Astronomer Tasks
  • Analyze celestial data and present results in a variety of formats.
  • Create visualizations and interfaces to enable usage of data.
  • Calibrate, maintain, focus, and use equipment and associated software.
  • Compile, update, maintain, and add metadata to data sets.
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FAQs About Astronomers

What is the highest pay for Astronomers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Astronomer is $149k / year

What is the lowest pay for Astronomers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Astronomer is $52k / year

How can Astronomers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Astronomer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Astronomer that oversees more junior Astronomers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.