Training Requirements for Soil And Plant Scientists

Soil and plant scientists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Soil and plant scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 56.4
Masters Degree 27.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 16.0

Employment Outlook for Soil And Plant Scientists

This represents about 17,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more soil and plant scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.

Typical Income for Soil And Plant Scientists

Hourly Income

On average,soil and plant scientists make $33.31 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Soil and plant scientists $18.18 $22.83 $29.95 $39.38 $54.99
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Agricultural and food scientists $18.11 $23.05 $30.25 $40.51 $56.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, soil and plant scientists make $69,290 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Soil and plant scientists $37,820 $47,490 $62,300 $81,920 $114,390
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Agricultural and food scientists $37,660 $47,950 $62,920 $84,270 $116,520
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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