What is the salary for NASA astronauts?
Credit: Joe Drivas Photographer's Choice Getty Images
Q:

What is the salary for NASA astronauts?

A:

Quick Answer

As a GS-11 pay grade, astronauts earn $64,724 annually, although pay at the GS-14 level is $141,715. According to NASA, the salary for an astronaut is based on the federal government's general schedule, with astronauts being assigned a pay grade ranging from GS-11 to a GS-14.

  Know More

Full Answer

Whether an astronaut is assigned a particular pay grade depends on the individual person's experience and academic achievements. If an astronaut is also a member of the military and are detailed to Johnson Space Center, the active duty pay, leave and other benefits would be based on the person's military ranking and not subject to the government's general schedule for pay.

Learn more about Salaries
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How can you find a list of average salary pay by job title?

    A:

    Job seekers can find a list of average salary pay by job title from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS collects data on salaries for each occupation throughout the United States and publishes the data periodically.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an agronomist's salary?

    A:

    The average salaries of agronomists ranged from about $32,000 to $80,400 per year as of December 2013. Agronomists have fairly stable careers because food is a staple commodity.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an astrophysicist's salary?

    A:

    As of 2014, astrophysicist salaries in the United States range between $59,000 and $89,000, with the average salary at $73,623. Astrophysicists and astronomers study the skies and extraterrestrial phenomena through telescopes. They gather, analyze and interpret research data and present their findings and theories in conferences and scientific journals.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a salary?

    A:

    A salary is a fixed amount of money paid to an employee for his work contribution. Regardless of how many hours were worked, the salary amount remains the same.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore