Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, astronomy 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 graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in astronomy is $35,273, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,123.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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