Astronomer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Astronomer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Arizona $91,620
California $117,700
Colorado $107,580
District of Columbia $126,060
Hawaii $107,950
Massachusetts $123,110
Maryland $127,030
New Mexico $73,130
Texas $103,370

How do astronomer salaries compare to similar careers?

Astronomers earn 8% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than physicists but more than materials scientists.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $123K
Astronomer salary $115K
Mathematician salary $105K
Geologist salary $92K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $99K
Materials scientist salary $88K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)