"Salaries for civilian Astronaut Candidates are based upon the Federal Governmentís General Schedule pay scale for grades GS-11 through GS-14. The grade is determined in accordance with each individualís academic achievements and experience. Currently a GS-11 starts at $59,493 per year and a GS-14 can earn up to $130,257 per year."
They probably also get hazardous duty pay while they're in space... that's an extra $200 a month.
Somehow, that doesn't seem right. I'm going to put astronauts on my "they don't pay 'em enough" list along with teachers, cops, firefighters, and military folks.
Joanie, I always enjoy reading your journal! And I'm glad you escaped wind and flooditude!