Average Astronomer Salary

Average Astronomer Salary

$87,370
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$87k
90%
$140k

The average salary for an Astronomer is $87,370

Base Salary
$46k - $140k
Bonus
$203 - $24k
Profit Sharing
$46 - $97k
Total Pay
$44k - $147k
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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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Job Satisfaction for Astronomer

3.8 out of 5
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Gender Breakdown

Male
84.6%
Female
15.4%
This data is based on 13 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

79%

Dental

63%

Vision

63%

None

21%