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 20% more than similar careers in California. On average, they make less than animal scientists but more than biochemists.

Career Median Salary
Animal scientist salary $192K
Astronomer salary $151K
Physicist salary $165K
Atmospheric scientist salary $115K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $110K
Biochemist salary $111K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)