Astronomer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Astronomer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $107,950
District of Columbia $126,060
California $117,700
Texas $103,370
Arizona $91,620
New Mexico $73,130

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 physicists but more than geospatial information scientists.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $121K
Materials scientist salary $100K
Astronomer salary $106K
Geologist salary $91K
Biochemist salary $93K
Mathematician salary $102K
Geospatial information scientist salary $90K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)