An astronaut's average yearly salary is approximately $65,140. Throughout an astronaut's career, he or she can earn up to $100,701 per year. The astronaut's overall salary depends on the specific experience and job achie... More » Business & Finance Careers Salaries

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 b... More »

The advantages of joining a space exploration program as a scientist or an astronaut include the satisfaction of solving an intellectual challenge, the high salary and the adventurous experience. Some of the cons are tha... More »

Some fun, high-paying jobs include becoming an astronaut, winemaker, chocolatier and magician. All of these jobs pay over $75,000 a year, as of 2014, and these positions offer job satisfaction. More » Business & Finance Careers Salaries

A six-figure salary is an annual income that contains six numbers or figures. Thus, it is an annual income that amounts to $100,000 or more. More »

The average annual salary in the United States in 1950 was $3,210. The average cost of a gallon of gas in 1950 was 18 cents, while the cost of a new car was $1,510 and a house would cost roughly $8,450. During that year,... More »

As of May 2013, the average annual salary for a licensed practical nurse was $42,910, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 10 percent of LPNs earned at or below $31,300 per year, while the top ... More » Business & Finance Careers Salaries