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Highest Paying Cities for Astronomers

The top 7 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 $140,890, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia is the highest paying city for astronomers. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $140,890). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of astronomers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 7 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Astronomers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$140,890
320
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$140,890
320
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$135,280
290
4 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$113,320
140
5 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$113,320
140
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$105,820
100
7 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$82,320
40
See also: Highest paying industries for astronomers.