The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $127,030, Maryland is the highest paying state for astronomers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $123,110). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 . For more salary information of astronomers in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|Rank||State||Average Salary i||Entry Level
|5||District of Columbia||
Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of astronomers in those states is not available at this time.See also: Highest paying industries for astronomers, Top Paying Jobs in America.