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2023 Astrophysics Salary

There are about 762 students enrolled in Astrophysics in the USA.

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Starting college is a serious investment for most undergraduates. It's critical to be sure you get a good return on that investment. We aim for the following income and career insights to help you in making a well informed decision when selecting your major.

The average Astrophysics major brings in a starting salary of $37,489 a year (close to national median 49th percentile). Later on in their work lives, they for the most part earn something between $32,033 and $126,689, but average near $63,908. To put it in context, that is 65% above average.

The most popular job for an Astrophysics graduate is Engineer, which typically make approximately $59,000; next are Software Engineer and Analyst, which for the most part make more or less $65,000 and $54,000 respectively.

The highest earning region for Astrophysics graduates is The Far West. CA has the most well paid Astrophysics alumni of any state. Pacific-12 Conference has the highest grossing Astrophysics graduates of any conference..

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