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Astronomers in New Mexico

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$73,130 Median Salary
  • Astronomers in New Mexico earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Astronomers Work in New Mexico?

40 people worked as Astronomers in 2018 in this state.

There were 30 Astronomers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 150 Astronomers working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Astronomers than average.


What do Astronomers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Astronomers ranged from $46,290 to $128,720 with $73,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.25 to $61.88. The median hourly rate was $35.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.29.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.


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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