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 about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than materials scientists but more than biochemists.

Career Median Salary
Materials scientist salary $106K
Physicist salary $113K
Astronomer salary $118K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $107K
Geospatial information scientist salary $98K
Atmospheric scientist salary $101K
Biochemist salary $90K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)