8 high paying career options in space industry beyond an Astronaut.

Aerospace Engineer

Design and develop spacecraft, rockets, and satellites. Earns around $102,229 annually.

Astronaut Physician

Specializes in astronauts' unique medical needs. Salary ranges from $81,216 to $105,579.


Study the universe with telescopes and satellites. Average salary is $128,330.

Computer Hardware Engineer

Design and test computer systems for spacecraft. Average salary: $120,119 per year.

Electrical or Electronics Engineer

Build and test electrical systems for spacecraft. Typically earns $105,072 annually.

Robotics Engineer

Design and program robots for space tasks. Average salary: $102,436.

Satellite Communications Engineer

Develop systems for satellite functions. Earns $112,130 on average.

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