Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Astronomers and Physicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,720
25th Percentile Wage
$53,900
50th Percentile Wage
$68,010
75th Percentile Wage
$98,440
90th Percentile Wage
$134,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) astronomers and physicists is $134,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $43,720.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,010
-1.12% -18.20%
2016
$68,770
4.25% -
2015
$65,850
-1.49% -
2014
$66,830
-6.73% -
2013
$71,330
-12.70% -
2012
$80,390
- -

Compare Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of astronomers and physicists in seven industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for astronomers and physicist occupations is the educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $76,980. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $65,980). For detailed astronomers and physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$76,980
Educational Services - Privately owned
$76,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$76,500
Educational Services
$68,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$67,970
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,980
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,980

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




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