Astronomer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Astronomer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Mexico $75,380
Hawaii $181,950
California $150,530
Maryland $134,760
Colorado $128,160
District of Columbia $126,060
Massachusetts $123,110
Texas $105,110
Arizona $103,850

How do astronomer salaries compare to similar careers?

Astronomers earn 15% 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 $152K
Astronomer salary $128K
Biochemist salary $102K
Mathematician salary $108K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $101K
Materials scientist salary $100K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)