Information About Soil And Plant Scientists

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Training

Soil and plant Scientists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Soil and plant Scientists
Training for Soil And Plant Scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 4.2
Some College 8.9
Associates Degree 7.5
Bachelors Degree 41.4
Masters Degree 23.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.2

Employment

Represents about 13,000 people in the United States- 12.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more soil and plant scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, soil and plant scientists make $30.72 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Soil and plant Scientists $17.20 $22.00 $28.30 $36.30 $48.60
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, soil and plant scientists make $63,890 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Soil and plant Scientists $35,950 $45,860 $58,940 $75,670 $101,120
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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