Astronomers Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Astronomers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,850
25th Percentile Wage
$58,560
50th Percentile Wage
$74,770
75th Percentile Wage
$100,350
90th Percentile Wage
$137,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers 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 is $137,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers is $47,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of astronomers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,7702.77%-4.15%
201572,7002.09%-
201471,180-21.85%-
201386,73010.22%-
201277,870--

Compare Astronomers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of astronomers in six 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 occupations is the educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $77,200. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $74,400). For detailed astronomers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$77,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$77,200
Educational Services
$74,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$74,620
Educational Services - State government owned
$74,400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$74,400

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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