Astronomer Salary in the US

$90,470
per year
per month
$7,540
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,600/year
Bonus
$380/month

Astronomer - Average Salary

The average salary for an Astronomer is $90,470 per year ($7,540 per month), which is $36,980 (+69%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Astronomer can expect an average starting salary of $54,560. The highest salaries can exceed $146,320.
$54,560
Low
$90,470
Average salary
$146,320
High
$4,550
Low
$7,540
Average salary
$12,190
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$79,200
$158,320
Salary$54,560 - 146,320
Bonus$0 - 12,000
Total Pay$54,560 - 158,320
$0
$6,600
$13,190
Salary$4,550 - 12,190
Bonus$0 - 1,000
Total Pay$4,550 - 13,190

Astronomer Salary Range

Low
$54,560
Average salary
$90,470
Senior
$118,740
High
$146,320
Low
$4,550
Average salary
$7,540
Senior
$9,900
High
$12,190

Astronomer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Astronomer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $75,330 per year. A mid level Astronomer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $86,680, while a Senior Astronomer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $98,320. Astronomers with more than 20 years of experience earn $123,440 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Astronomer

Late Career▲ +36%
Senior▲ +9%
Average Salary$90,470/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
18%
Male
82%

Astronomer - Related Salaries

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