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 Texas. On average, they make less than natural sciences managers but more than chemists.

Career Median Salary
Natural sciences manager salary $117K
Materials scientist salary $109K
Physicist salary $112K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $109K
Astronomer salary $103K
Atmospheric scientist salary $92K
Geospatial information scientist salary $88K
Biochemist salary $77K
Chemist salary $79K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)