How much does an Astronomer make in the United States? The average Astronomer salary in the United States is $121,916 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $119,979 and $140,677. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Astronomer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Astronomer Salary $118,215 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Astronomer Salary $119,979 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Astronomer Salary $121,916 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Astronomer Salary $140,677 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Astronomer Salary $157,758 US August 27, 2023
25% $119,979 10% $118,215 90% $157,758 75% $140,677 $121,916 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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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 2023 View full job description

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