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Estimated employment120
Mean wage$36.51
Entry wage$26.07
10th percentile wage$23.93
50th percentile wage$34.78
90th percentile wage$56.13
 Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services$35.12
Soil and Plant Scientists (19-1013)
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$34.78 $38.52  -$3.74
2019$33.67+3.3%$37.29 +3.3%-$3.62
2018$32.79+2.7%$36.32 +2.7%-$3.52
2017$32.03+2.4%$35.48 +2.4%-$3.44
2016$31.53+1.6%$34.92 +1.6%-$3.39
2015$30.93+2.0%$34.25 +2.0%-$3.32
2014$30.35+1.9%$33.61 +1.9%-$3.26
2013$29.77+1.9%$32.97 +1.9%-$3.20
2012$29.19+2.0%$32.33 +2.0%-$3.13
2011$28.74+1.6%$31.83 +1.6%-$3.09
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$34.78 $23.93  $10.85
2019$33.67+3.3%$22.96 +4.2%$10.71
2018$32.79+2.7%$22.26 +3.1%$10.53
2017$32.03+2.4%$21.66 +2.8%$10.37
2016$31.53+1.6%$21.17 +2.3%$10.36
2015$30.93+2.0%$20.73 +2.1%$10.20
2014$30.35+1.9%$20.28 +2.2%$10.06
2013$29.77+1.9%$19.87 +2.1%$9.89
2012$29.19+2.0%$19.53 +1.7%$9.66
2011$28.74+1.6%$19.23 +1.6%$9.51

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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