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What is the average annual salary for Astronomer?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Astronomer may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Astronomer in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Astronomer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Astronomer in the United States is $102,892 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Astronomer in the United Sates are expected to make less than $102,892.

Source: HR Reported data as of December 2014

Median $102,892
  • 10%$99,768
  • 25%$101,257
  • 75%$118,726
  • 90%$133,141

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Job Description for Astronomer

Studies, researches, and analyzes celestial phenomena. Develops methodologies to solve problems in physics and mathematics. May require an advanced degree and at least 2-4 years of direct experience in the field. A Ph.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. View Astronomer job description

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