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After graduation, astrophysics 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.
Astrophysics graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics is $31,928, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,517.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for astrophysics graduates
The highest paying career for astrophysics graduates is astronomer, with top salaries averaging around $122,270.
As per most recent US census
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