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 Colorado. On average, they make less than geologists but more than atmospheric scientists.

Career Median Salary
Geologist salary $100K
Astronomer salary $108K
Materials scientist salary $120K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $105K
Physicist salary $97K
Atmospheric scientist salary $96K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)