Average Base Pay
37.29% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Soil and Plant Scientists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $50,330. A Soil and Plant Scientists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $61,230. A person in a mid-career Soil and Plant Scientists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $77,570 a year. Soil and Plant Scientists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $98,070. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Soil and Plant Scientists role’s annual salary averages $142,640 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Soil and Plant Scientists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $77,570 higher than the national average for Soil and Plant Scientists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Soil and Plant Scientists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.