Astronomers & physicists are most often employed by the Scientific research & development services industry. The average yearly wage for Astronomers & physicists was $111,256 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Astronomers & physicists by wage are Other financial specialists, Computer and information research scientists, and Physician assistants.
Astronomers & physicists are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, and 17 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Astronomers & physicists are Livermore, Pleasanton & Dublin Cities PUMA, CA, North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Pasco, Richland (North) & West Richland Cities PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Astronomers & physicists are North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM, Pasco, Richland (North) & West Richland Cities PUMA, WA, and Livermore, Pleasanton & Dublin Cities PUMA, CA.