The average salary for an astronomer in California is around $150,530 per year.
Astronomers earn an average yearly salary of $150,530.
Wages typically start from $80,050.
126% above national average Updated in 2021
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?
Astronomers earn 20% more than similar careers in California. On average, they make less than animal scientists but more than biochemists.
|Animal scientist salary||$192K|
|Atmospheric scientist salary||$115K|
|Nanotechnology engineer salary||$110K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)