Information About Astronomers

Is this your career?

Can we ask you about astronomers? Take a brief interview...







Training

Astronomers need doctoral degree.

Degrees for Astronomers
Training for Astronomers
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.4
Some College 4.5
Associates Degree 1.0
Bachelors Degree 18.5
Masters Degree 24.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 51.2

Employment

Represents about 1,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more astronomers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.


Hourly Income

On average, astronomers make $48.86 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Astronomers $24.20 $29.30 $45.90 $68.90 $78.80
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, astronomers make $101,630 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Astronomers $50,440 $61,020 $95,500 $143,340 $163,950
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Similar Occupations

Find a Career

192011