The average salary for an astronomer in the United States is around $100,590 per year.
This is 53% above the national average. Updated in 2017.
Astronomers earn an average yearly salary of $100,590. Wages typically start from $54,110 and go up to $165,280.
Astronomer earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Astronomer salary by state
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