Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare astronomers and physicist salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Astronomers and Physicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,730
25th Percentile Wage
$89,970
50th Percentile Wage
$120,410
75th Percentile Wage
$174,500
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) astronomers and physicists is $174,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $59,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$120,410
-31.28% -18.77%
2013
$158,070
9.53% -
2012
$143,010
- -

Compare Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of astronomers and physicists in two industries in the mining sector are shown below. For detailed astronomers and physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$120,450
Oil and Gas Extraction
$120,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying industries for astronomers and physicists.