The average pay for an Astronaut is $63,982 a year and $31 an hour in Nevada, United States.
The average salary range for an Astronaut is between $46,214 and $78,695.
On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Astronaut.
This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nevada, United States.
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Coordinates specific operating areas of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space flight, as a mission specialist, working with a spacecraft pilot or commander, deploying satellites, and handling many other aspects of spacecraft missions, such as systems, crew activity planning, consumables usage, and experiment and payload operations.
Utilizes training in the knowledge of details of the onboard systems, as well as operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting equipment and systems for each experiment conducted on an assigned mission.
Performs extra-vehicular activities (space walks), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, experiment operations, and onboard maintenance tasks.
Operates payloads carried aboard shuttle vehicle.
Performs extra-vehicular activity to accomplish repair, refurbishment, or inspection of satellites on orbit in payload bay.
Maintains current and detailed knowledge of the International Space Station systems, as well as detailed knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each experiment on their assigned missions.