A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, astronomy and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $124,344, while the bottom 20% make closer to $44,452. The median grad salary is $74,346.

Astronomy and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and related studies is $33,969, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $49,172.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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