Becoming a National Radio Astronomy Observatory Director via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering laboratory courses to train individuals to become top-notch laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, clinical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technologists, laboratory scientists, laboratory managers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 1,240 people employed as astronomers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $102,740. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Director Salary Information

Category: Astronomers

Total # Employed in the US 1,240
Average Hourly Wage: $49.4/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21.93 $31.59 $50.35 $66.65 $73.66
Average Yearly Salary $102,740
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$45,610 $65,710 $104,720 $138,640 $153,210
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.0% 0.4% 4.5% 1.0% 18.5% 24.4% 51.2%
Astronomers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Mississippi $61.79/hr $128,520
Missouri $60.85/hr $126,560
Colorado $56.84/hr $118,230
Wyoming $42.25/hr $87,870
Arkansas $38.97/hr $81,060


Laboratory Programs by State & City