How much does an Astronomer make in the United States? The average Astronomer salary in the United States is $116,370 as of October 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $114,520 and $134,277. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $114,520 10% $112,837 90% $150,581 75% $134,277 $116,370 50%(Median)
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National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Charlottesville, VA

Job Description for Astronomer

Astronomer studies, researches, and analyzes celestial phenomena. Develops methodologies to solve problems in physics and mathematics. Being an Astronomer may require an advanced degree and at least 2-4 years of direct experience in the field. A Ph. Additionally, Astronomer d is required for research and development positions. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on limited experiences and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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