Science Salaries

Jupiter research has collated the salaries of scientists in the US. The median salary for “experienced astronomers” is $87K, and for “experienced physicists” it’s the whopping $106k. It would have been nice to see the differences between academic scientists and those working in industry within different fields (although I can’t imagine that there are too many industrial astronomers; it appears that they have less data on astronomers than researchers in other fields). They do split off a generic “experienced academic researcher” with a median salary way down at $67k. That seems, perhaps depressingly, about right.

One response to “Science Salaries”

  1. Tommaso Dorigo avatar

    Well… 67k for experienced academic researchers in Physics may sound low, but in Italy it is about $30k, so cheer up, US colleagues.