Highest Paying Industries for Astronomers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch64.33133800
Federal government, including the US Postal Service64.33133800
Federal, State, and Local Government62.23129430
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service62.23129430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services55.1114610
Scientific Research and Development Services55.1114610
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences55.1114610
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service52.39108970
All industries51.51107140
All industries, private ownership only50.55105140
Educational Services, State government owned40.5584340
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned40.5584340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)40.1983600
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)39.9883160
State government, including schools and hospitals39.8282820
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned39.481960
Educational Services, Privately owned38.8280750
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation38.0179070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions38.0179070

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