Astronomer Salary in the United States

How much does an Astronomer make in the United States? The average Astronomer salary in the United States is $112,099 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $110,318 and $129,349. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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 2019 Salary.com)

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