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 Maryland. On average, they make less than physicists but more than chemists.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $125K
Astronomer salary $127K
Mathematician salary $120K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $124K
Materials scientist salary $112K
Chemist salary $108K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)