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What is the average salary for Astronomers in the United States?

Astronomers earn an average hourly wage of $51.51. Hourly wages typically start from $25.08 and go up to $78.19. Astronomers earn an average salary of $107,140 per year. Salaries typically start from $52,160 and go up to $162,630.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Astronomers in the United States earn:

$78.19 an hour $162,630 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Astronomers in the United States earn:

$70.10 an hour $145,810 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Astronomers in the United States earn:

$50.68 an hour $105,410 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Astronomers in the United States earn:

$32.22 an hour $67,010 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Astronomers in the United States earn:

$25.08 an hour $52,160 per year

Historical salary for Astronomers in the United States

Astronomer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Astronomer Salary in California $61.39 $127,690 # 1
Astronomer Salary in Maryland $57.50 $119,600 # 2
Astronomer Salary in Texas $54.37 $113,100 # 3
Astronomer Salary in Hawaii $53.76 $111,820 # 4
Astronomer Salary in New Mexico $52.97 $110,180 # 5
Astronomer Salary in Colorado $51.04 $106,150 # 6
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics