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Astronomers Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for astronomers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of astronomers among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Astronomers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$158,620
75th Percentile Wage
$137,400
50th Percentile Wage
$105,140
25th Percentile Wage
$72,720
10th Percentile Wage
$56,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$76.26
75th Percentile Wage
$66.06
50th Percentile Wage
$50.55
25th Percentile Wage
$34.96
10th Percentile Wage
$27.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for astronomers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.26. The median hourly salary is $50.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.33.

Table 3. Average Astronomers Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs



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