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 14% more than similar careers in Hawaii. On average, they make more than nanotechnology engineers.

Career Median Salary
Astronomer salary $108K
Natural sciences manager salary $112K
Geologist salary $98K
Atmospheric scientist salary $104K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $100K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)