Updated July 8, 2021
Average NASA Salary
$56,000 yearly
$26.92 hourly

Entry level Salary
$30,000 yearly
$30,000
10 %
$56,000
Median
$104,000
90 %

How Much Does NASA Pay?

The national average salary for an employee at NASA is $56,549 per year or $27.19 per hour.

Those in the bottom 10th percentile earn under $30,000 a year, while the high earners in the top 90th percentile can make over $104,000.

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NASA Jobs

Highest Paying Jobs At NASA

While NASA employees earn an average yearly salary of $56,549, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at NASA include associate, member services, computer scientist, contracts specialist, and engineering technician. A worker with the title associate, member services salary at NASA can earn an average yearly salary of $116,988. Other roles at NASA include cashier and security officer. A cashier at NASA earns an average yearly salary of $25,628.
Job Title
RankascdescJob TitleascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
$116,988
$56.24
2
$109,603
$52.69
3
$104,885
$50.43
4
$104,786
$50.38
5
$104,727
$50.35
6
$104,382
$50.18
7
$97,221
$46.74
8
$97,060
$46.66
9
$96,798
$46.54
10
$96,421
$46.36
11
$90,201
$43.37
12
$88,874
$42.73
13
$87,125
$41.89
14
$86,414
$41.55
15
$83,414
$40.10
16
$78,044
$37.52
17
$76,089
$36.58
18
$73,344
$35.26
19
$73,118
$35.15
20
$71,030
$34.15

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Average NASA Salaries By Locations

Cost of living can vary dramatically depending on the part of the country you're in. Employees at NASA earn different salaries depending on their region. Our data shows that NASA employees in Washington, DC get paid the most, where the average yearly pay is $63,611. This can be compared to Bowie, MD, where NASA employees earn an average salary of $59,178.
RankascdescLocationascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
$63,611
$30.58
2
$59,178
$28.45
3
$55,435
$26.65
4
$52,957
$25.46

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Average NASA Salaries By Department

How much you earn at NASA depends on your role, and the organizational function that you work in. Employees who work in the engineering organizational function tend to get paid the most at at NASA, earning an average yearly salary of $79,263. Employees working in the finance department earn a relatively high salary as well, averaging $78,606 per year. The organizational function at NASA where employees earn the lowest salaries is administrative with yearly earnings averaging $32,441. Facilities is the second-lowest paying organizational function at NASA, where the workers earn $39,393 per year.
RankascdescDepartmentascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
Engineering
$79,263
$38.11
2
Finance
$78,606
$37.79
3
Customer Service
$68,742
$33.05
4
IT
$68,336
$32.85
5
Art/Design
$67,784
$32.59
6
Plant/Manufacturing
$66,643
$32.04
7
Non Profit/Government
$66,494
$31.97
8
Research & Development
$54,325
$26.12
9
Marketing
$52,788
$25.38
10
Education
$50,998
$24.52
11
Retail
$50,622
$24.34
12
Facilities
$39,393
$18.94
13
Administrative
$32,442
$15.60

Best Paying NASA Engineering Position Salaries

RankascdescPositionascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
$109,603
$52.69
2
$107,772
$51.81
3
$104,786
$50.38
4
$99,730
$47.95
5
$97,221
$46.74
6
$96,798
$46.54
7
$90,201
$43.37
8
$89,359
$42.96
9
$88,874
$42.73
10
$76,759
$36.90
11
$73,344
$35.26
12
$73,252
$35.22
13
$73,118
$35.15
14
$72,251
$34.74
15
$70,678
$33.98
16
$50,366
$24.21
17
$36,527
$17.56

NASA Engineering Jobs

Best Paying NASA Research & Development Position Salaries

RankascdescPositionascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
$107,158
$51.52
2
$104,727
$50.35
3
$83,414
$40.10
4
$69,864
$33.59
5
$50,127
$24.10
6
$49,585
$23.84
7
$33,938
$16.32
8
$31,276
$15.04
9
$30,301
$14.57

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Best Paying NASA Administrative Position Salaries

RankascdescPositionascdescAverage SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
1
$49,737
$23.91
2
$48,659
$23.39
3
$46,270
$22.25
4
$42,175
$20.28
5
$37,593
$18.07
6
$33,910
$16.30
7
$32,544
$15.65
8
$32,000
$15.38
9
$30,022
$14.43
10
$29,580
$14.22
11
$28,427
$13.67
12
$28,345
$13.63
13
$22,586
$10.86

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Recently Added NASA Salaries

JobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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Upper Marlboro, MD
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$55,00008/24/2021
Consumer Lending Loan Processor
Upper Marlboro, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
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$30,00008/20/2021
.NET Software Developer/Analyst
Upper Marlboro, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
08/10/2021
$80,00008/10/2021
Consumer Loan Servicing Representative III
Upper Marlboro, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
08/08/2021
$37,50008/08/2021
Compliance Analyst III
Upper Marlboro, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
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$85,00007/29/2021

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Highest Paying NASA Competitor Salaries

Competitors of NASA include OmniVision Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and NSF International. Employees at OmniVision Technologies earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $105,100. The employees at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory earn an average yearly salary of $84,971 per year, and the salaries at NSF International average $81,625 per year.
Company
RankascdescCompany NameascdescZippia ScoreascdescAverage Salaryascdesc
1
OmniVision Technologies
4.6
$105,100
2
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.4
$84,971
3
NSF International
4.4
$81,625
4
Loureiro Engineering Associates
3.7
$77,597
5
Science & Technology Intl
4.2
$76,867
6
The Aerospace
4.8
$72,667
7
Aspen Research
3.8
$71,560
8
Jefferson Lab
4.4
$71,440
9
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4.4
$69,738
10
UGS Capital
4.0
$67,284
11
GZA GeoEnvironmental
4.2
$66,773
12
SRF Consulting Group
3.4
$66,670
13
Copernicus
4.4
$66,620
14
Atkins
4.7
$66,272
15
FlightSafety International
4.7
$65,308
16
Los Alamos National Laboratory
4.4
$65,290
17
Fermilab
4.2
$65,127
18
Ncar
4.1
$63,378
19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
4.9
$61,415
20
Chapin Hall Center For Children
4.5
$53,293

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