Astronaut Salary 2011
Astronauts perform a truly elite job, belonging to the select group of people who get to travel into space. Their pay is based on the federal government’s general schedule for grades GS-12 and GS-13. An astronaut’s salary in 2011 is estimated to be $75,000, with most living expenses covered as well. Their income increases with the length of service and qualifications. Astronauts are also provided with life, health, dental and vision insurance. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is responsible for the nation’s civilian space program. The employment to NASA is restricted and it currently employs about 80 astronauts. Military astronauts are based in the Johnson Space Center.
Job and Career Information Series
Learn more about the salary, benefits, education requirements, and hiring requirements of many jobs and careers in our ongoing information series.
- Pearson Biology Page 72 Answers Section 3.2
- Pearson Biology Page 98 Answers Section 4.1
- Pearson Biology Page 49 Answers Section 2.3
- Campbell AP Biology 9th Edition Page 67 Answers Chapter 4 Test Your Understanding California
- Campbell AP Biology 9th Edition Page 56 Answers Section 3.3 Concept Check California
- How Much Does an Average Teacher Get Paid/Earn Per Year?
- How Much Does an Average Writer Make Per Year?
- How Much Does an Average Website Make/Earn Per Year? Average Website Income/Profit/Earnings
- How Much Does a Petrologist Make Per Year? Average Petrologist Salary
- How Much Does a Ranji Player Make Per Year? Average Ranji Player Salary