Average Astronomer Salary in Afghanistan for 2022
In this article, we will look at the average Astronomer salary for 2022 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!
The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.
All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ؋.
How Much Does an Astronomer Make in Afghanistan?
An Astronomer working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 2,076,600 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 1,122,300 AFN to the highest average salary of 3,132,800 AFN.
These are average salaries for an Astronomer in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for an Astronomer to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.
Astronomer salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.
Distribution of Astronomer Salaries in Afghanistan
So we've looked at the average salaries an Astronomer will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.
We already know that an Astronomer can earn between 1,122,300 AFN and 3,132,800 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.
The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.
The median salary for an Astronomer in Afghanistan is 1,908,800 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.
What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 1,908,800 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 1,908,800 AFN.
If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.
If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).
Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.
For the average Astronomer salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 1,369,700 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 1,369,700 AFN.
75% of the population earn less than 2,314,800 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 2,314,800 AFN.
Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.
The difference between a median and an average salary
The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.
- If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
- If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
- If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.
Astronomer Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan
The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.
We have researched the average astronomer salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.
- 0 - 2 Years Experience. An Astronomer in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 1,296,900 AFN.
- 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Astronomer salary would increase to 1,645,600 AFN.
- 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as an Astronomer, the average salary would be 2,173,000 AFN.
- 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 2,543,000 AFN.
- 15 - 20 Years Experience. An Astronomer with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 2,819,600 AFN.
- 20+ Years Experience. For an Astronomer with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 2,998,500 AFN.
Average Salary by Experience Chart
Astronomer Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan
As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?
In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.
The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.
In our research, we looked at the average salary for an Astronomer in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.
Bachelor's Degree. An Astronomer in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 1,678,300 AFN.
Master's Degree. An Astronomer in Afghanistan with a master's degree education can earn an average salary of 2,566,100 AFN.
Average Salary by Education Chart
How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?
The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.
As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.
It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.
Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.
Astronomer Salary Compared by Gender
In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.
In Afghanistan, a male astronomer will earn an average of 2,161,200 AFN, while a female astronomer will earn around 1,955,300 AFN.
This means that a male astronomer earns approximately 11% more than a female astronomer for performing the same job.
Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan
Astronomer Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan
In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.
From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for an Astronomer in Afghanistan is around 9% every 30 months.
The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.
In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.
To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:
Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12
So for this example, it would be:
Annual Increase = ( 9 ÷ 30 ) × 12 = 4%
What this means is that an Astronomer in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 4% every 12 months.
Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2022
In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.
You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.
Astronomer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan
Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.
Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.
An Astronomer is a low bonus based job, with 36% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.
64% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.
For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 4% to 5%.
What are the Types of Bonus?
There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:
- Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
- Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
- Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
- Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.
Government vs Private Sector Salaries
Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.
Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.
Salaries for Jobs Similar to an Astronomer
In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to an Astronomer in Afghanistan.
|3D Lab Technologist||Science and Technical Services||899,100 AFN|
|Algorithm Developer||Science and Technical Services||1,273,300 AFN|
|Analytical Chemist||Science and Technical Services||1,811,000 AFN|
|Anthropologist||Science and Technical Services||1,417,600 AFN|
|Archeologist||Science and Technical Services||1,249,900 AFN|
|Assistant Breeder||Science and Technical Services||598,600 AFN|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,703,200 AFN|
|Behavior Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,178,000 AFN|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,296,900 AFN|
|Behavior Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,212,800 AFN|
|Biochemist||Science and Technical Services||2,065,400 AFN|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||Science and Technical Services||790,300 AFN|
|Biofuels Production Manager||Science and Technical Services||1,405,700 AFN|
|Biologist||Science and Technical Services||2,100,900 AFN|
|Biomedical Laboratory Officer||Science and Technical Services||794,900 AFN|
|Biomedical Scientist||Science and Technical Services||2,136,200 AFN|
|Biophysicist||Science and Technical Services||2,015,600 AFN|
|Chemical Engineer||Science and Technical Services||990,700 AFN|
|Chemical Technologist||Science and Technical Services||938,100 AFN|
|Chemist||Science and Technical Services||1,980,600 AFN|
|Chief Technologist||Science and Technical Services||1,811,000 AFN|
|Climate Change Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,380,400 AFN|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||Science and Technical Services||2,015,600 AFN|
|Computer Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,645,600 AFN|
|Conservation Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,645,600 AFN|
|Data Science Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,296,900 AFN|
|Data Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,487,200 AFN|
|DNA Analyst||Science and Technical Services||2,076,600 AFN|
|Ecologist||Science and Technical Services||1,606,100 AFN|
|Economic Development Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,621,400 AFN|
|Flavourist||Science and Technical Services||683,800 AFN|
|Food Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,249,900 AFN|
|Forensic Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,703,200 AFN|
|Formulation Technologist||Science and Technical Services||802,400 AFN|
|Fraud Investigator||Science and Technical Services||995,000 AFN|
|Genomics Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,967,000 AFN|
|Geographer||Science and Technical Services||1,132,900 AFN|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||Science and Technical Services||724,000 AFN|
|Geological Data Technician||Science and Technical Services||719,100 AFN|
|Geological Technician||Science and Technical Services||819,000 AFN|
|Geologist||Science and Technical Services||1,741,800 AFN|
|Geomatics Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,655,500 AFN|
|Geophysical Data Technician||Science and Technical Services||681,500 AFN|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||Science and Technical Services||1,583,700 AFN|
|Global Technical Lead||Science and Technical Services||2,065,400 AFN|
|Hydrologist||Science and Technical Services||1,306,100 AFN|
|Industrial Ecologist||Science and Technical Services||1,391,600 AFN|
|Intelligence Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,162,900 AFN|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,037,600 AFN|
|Lab Analyst||Science and Technical Services||858,100 AFN|
|Lab Manager||Science and Technical Services||1,464,200 AFN|
|Lab Technician||Science and Technical Services||623,200 AFN|
|Laboratory Manager||Science and Technical Services||1,464,200 AFN|
|Laboratory Researcher||Science and Technical Services||979,300 AFN|
|Laboratory Technician||Science and Technical Services||629,800 AFN|
|Life Sciences Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,428,800 AFN|
|Life Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,645,600 AFN|
|Marine Architect||Science and Technical Services||1,224,800 AFN|
|Marine Biologist||Science and Technical Services||1,487,200 AFN|
|Marine Superintendent||Science and Technical Services||864,700 AFN|
|Materials Analyst||Science and Technical Services||843,600 AFN|
|Materials Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,570,900 AFN|
|Mathematician||Science and Technical Services||1,655,500 AFN|
|Medical Scientist||Science and Technical Services||2,207,600 AFN|
|Metallurgist||Science and Technical Services||1,510,400 AFN|
|Meteorologist||Science and Technical Services||1,510,400 AFN|
|Microbiologist||Science and Technical Services||2,230,100 AFN|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||Science and Technical Services||1,259,300 AFN|
|Natural Resource Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,147,600 AFN|
|Natural Resources Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,249,900 AFN|
|Natural Sciences Manager||Science and Technical Services||1,930,500 AFN|
|Nuclear Engineer||Science and Technical Services||2,281,800 AFN|
|Physical Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,716,600 AFN|
|Physicist||Science and Technical Services||2,086,500 AFN|
|Political Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,645,600 AFN|
|Polygraph Examiner||Science and Technical Services||580,600 AFN|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||Science and Technical Services||995,000 AFN|
|Product Development Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,693,600 AFN|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||Science and Technical Services||1,369,700 AFN|
|Quantitative Researcher||Science and Technical Services||1,369,700 AFN|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||Science and Technical Services||1,106,000 AFN|
|Refrigeration Technician||Science and Technical Services||496,100 AFN|
|Research Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,428,800 AFN|
|Risk Safety Engineer||Science and Technical Services||907,100 AFN|
|Scientific Photographer||Science and Technical Services||908,200 AFN|
|Scientific Programmer||Science and Technical Services||1,296,900 AFN|
|Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,537,500 AFN|
|Service Engineer||Science and Technical Services||883,500 AFN|
|Service Technician||Science and Technical Services||595,300 AFN|
|Social Science Research Assistant||Science and Technical Services||874,300 AFN|
|Social Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,621,400 AFN|
|Sociologist||Science and Technical Services||1,560,800 AFN|
|Soil Scientist||Science and Technical Services||1,306,100 AFN|
|Statistical Analyst||Science and Technical Services||932,800 AFN|
|Statistical Assistant||Science and Technical Services||681,900 AFN|
|Statistician||Science and Technical Services||1,476,700 AFN|
|Survey Analyst||Science and Technical Services||915,100 AFN|
|Survey Researcher||Science and Technical Services||849,200 AFN|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||Science and Technical Services||581,300 AFN|
|Team Leader||Science and Technical Services||1,249,900 AFN|
|Technical Manager||Science and Technical Services||1,464,200 AFN|
|Technical Officer||Science and Technical Services||627,900 AFN|
|Technical Service Director||Science and Technical Services||1,870,400 AFN|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||Science and Technical Services||883,500 AFN|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||Science and Technical Services||2,100,900 AFN|
|Technical Services Research Associate||Science and Technical Services||988,600 AFN|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||Science and Technical Services||1,023,000 AFN|
|Technician||Science and Technical Services||589,400 AFN|
|Water Ecologist||Science and Technical Services||1,693,600 AFN|
|Wildlife Biologist||Science and Technical Services||1,405,700 AFN|
Salary Comparison by City
If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.
|Mazari Sharif||2,110,600 AFN|
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