The average salary for an astronomer in the United States is around $105,680 per year.
This is 70% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Astronomers earn an average yearly salary of $105,680. Wages typically start from $57,490 and go up to $165,770.
Astronomer earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Astronomer salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$126,060|
How do astronomer salaries compare to similar careers?
Astronomers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make more than nanotechnology engineers.
|Occupational health specialist salary||$64K|
|Materials scientist salary||$100K|
|Nanotechnology engineer salary||$97K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)