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Astronomers in Arizona

Want to work in Arizona as an Astronomer? Read this first!

16.7% Jobs Projection
$91,620 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Astronomers in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Astronomers in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Astronomers in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Astronomers Work in Arizona?

230 people worked as Astronomers in 2018 in this state.

There were 240 Astronomers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Astronomers in AZ Employment Trend

The typical state has 150 Astronomers working in it, which means Arizona has more Astronomers than average.

Astronomers in AZ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Astronomers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Astronomers: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 280 total jobs in 2026 for Astronomers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 200 annual jobs and 2,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Astronomers Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Astronomers ranged from $55,770 to $168,230 with $91,620 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.81 to $80.88. The median hourly rate was $44.05.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.54 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.51.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Astronomers Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

Top Arizona Metros for Astronomers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Astronomers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Tucson, AZ 160 $100,570

Top States for Astronomers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Astronomers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 280 $117,700
Arizona 230 $91,620
Texas 210 $103,370
Hawaii 90 $107,950
District of Columbia 70 $126,060
New Mexico 40 $73,130

Below are the states where Astronomers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $126,060
California $117,700
Hawaii $107,950
Texas $103,370
Arizona $91,620
New Mexico $73,130

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