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Astronomers in District of Columbia

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$126,060 Median Salary
  • Astronomers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Astronomers Work in District of Columbia?

70 people worked as Astronomers in 2018 in this state.

There were 70 Astronomers employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Astronomers in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 150 Astronomers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Astronomers than average.

Astronomers in DC vs. the Average State

What do Astronomers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Astronomers ranged from $84,280 to $164,210 with $126,060 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $40.52 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $60.61.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $59.25 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.36.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Astronomers Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia Metros for Astronomers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 $129,840

Top States for Astronomers Employment

View the list below to see 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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Occupation DC Employment Total
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