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Astronomers in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as an Astronomer?

8.0% Jobs Projection
$103,370 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Astronomers Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 210 people working as Astronomers in the year 2018.

There were 210 Astronomers employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Astronomers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 270 jobs for Texas Astronomers in 2026.

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

What do Astronomers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Astronomers ranged from $54,450 to $164,620 with $103,370 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.18 to $79.14. The median hourly rate was $49.7.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.31 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $18.39.

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


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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