How much do astronomers make?

 

In the United States, an astronomer can expect to earn around $106.000 on average each year.

In case you decide to follow this career path, you can expect to earn anywhere between $57.000 and $166.000 annually.

The salary would be determined by a number of criteria, including your education and experience level, the organization, location, and so on.

For example, astronomers in California and the District of Columbia have the highest average salaries. An entry-level astronomer can make $27 per hour, while a seasoned expert may earn more than $80 an hour.