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or $61.61 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (53)
Assisting and Caring for Others (19)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (8)
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This occupation has been voted '28%' by our users to be fully automated within the next two decades.
Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by the automation risk level we have generated, which suggests a 10% chance of automation.
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Astronomers' job openings is expected to rise 5.6% by 2031
'Astronomers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Astronomers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Astronomers' was $128,160, or $61.61 hourly
'Astronomers' are paid 180.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as astronomers?
As of 2021 there were 1,930 people employed as Astronomers within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 72 thousand people are employed as Astronomers.
Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
SOC Code: 19-2011.00
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