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
$46,770
25th Percentile Wage
$57,050
50th Percentile Wage
$73,870
75th Percentile Wage
$101,590
90th Percentile Wage
$144,440

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 $144,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers is $46,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of astronomers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,870
-1.22% -5.41%
2016
$74,770
2.77% -
2015
$72,700
2.09% -
2014
$71,180
-21.85% -
2013
$86,730
10.22% -
2012
$77,870
- -

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 $74,110. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $73,710). For detailed astronomers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$74,110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$74,110
Educational Services
$73,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$73,750
Educational Services - State government owned
$73,710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$73,710

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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