Astronaut Salary in the US

$104,300
per year
per month
$8,690
per month
per year
Bonus
$12,400/year
Bonus
$1,030/month

Astronaut - Average Salary

The average salary for an Astronaut is $104,300 per year ($8,690 per month), which is $50,810 (+95%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Astronaut can expect an average starting salary of $67,340. The highest salaries can exceed $326,700.
$67,340
Low
$104,300
Average salary
$326,700
High
$5,610
Low
$8,690
Average salary
$27,230
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$186,900
$373,700
Salary$67,340 - 326,700
Bonus$0 - 47,000
Total Pay$67,340 - 373,700
$0
$15,580
$31,150
Salary$5,610 - 27,230
Bonus$0 - 3,920
Total Pay$5,610 - 31,150

Astronaut Salary Range

Low
$67,340
Average salary
$104,300
Senior
$149,390
High
$326,700
Low
$5,610
Average salary
$8,690
Senior
$12,450
High
$27,230

Astronaut - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Spacex Astronaut$123K/year
+18% 
NASA Astronaut$107K/year
+3% 

Astronaut - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Astronaut with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $85,700 per year. A mid level Astronaut with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $101,660, while a Senior Astronaut with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $147,380. Astronauts with more than 20 years of experience earn $159,800 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Astronaut

Late Career▲ +53%
Senior▲ +41%
Average Salary$104,300/year
Mid Level▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
2%
Male
98%

Astronaut - Jobs by Location

Astronaut - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Astronaut jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Astronaut

How much does an Astronaut make in the US?
An Astronaut in the US earns an average of $104,300 gross per year, which is about $8,690 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Astronaut updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Astronaut in the US?
The starting salary of an Astronaut in the US is around $67,340 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for an Astronaut in the US?
The highest salary of an Astronaut in the US can reach and exceed $326,700 gross per year.
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