Astronomer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Astronomer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Maryland $127,030
Massachusetts $123,110
Hawaii $116,080
California $114,980
Colorado $107,580
Arizona $80,060
Texas $63,160

How do astronomer salaries compare to similar careers?

Astronomers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than occupational health specialists but more than atmospheric scientists.

Career Median Salary
Occupational health specialist salary $64K
Astronomer salary $101K
Mathematician salary $103K
Materials scientist salary $100K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $97K
Atmospheric scientist salary $92K