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Highest Paying Cities for Astronomers

The top 14 highest paying cities for astronomers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of astronomers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $150,770, Honolulu, Hawaii is the highest paying city for astronomers. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $138,160). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of astronomers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 14 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Astronomers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Honolulu, Hawaii
$150,770
50
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$138,160
330
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$138,160
330
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$136,570
70
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$135,280
290
6 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$127,000
40
7 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$118,200
n/a
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$113,320
140
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$113,320
140
10 Boulder, Colorado
$107,010
50
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$105,820
100
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$105,820
100
13 Tucson, Arizona
$78,360
100
14 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$78,010
40
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