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 more than nanotechnology engineers.

Career Median Salary
Astronomer salary $106K
Physicist salary $80K
Occupational health specialist salary $64K
Materials scientist salary $100K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $97K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)