The average salary for an astronomer in the United States is around $114,590 per year.
Astronomers earn an average yearly salary of $114,590.
Wages typically start from $59,420 and go up to $185,780.
This is 84% above the national average. Updated in 2019.
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?
|Nanotechnology engineer salary||$99K|
|Materials scientist salary||$88K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)