Soil/Plant Scientist

Code: 19-1013.00

Also known as: Agronomist, Agronomy Specialist, Crop Nutrition Scientist, Extension Specialist, Microbiology Soil Scientist, On-Site Soil Evaluator, Research Soil Scientist, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist, Soil Scientist

Description: Taking care of the planet's food supply requires experts trained in the physiology and production of agricultural plants and trees as well as those trained the mineralogical and biological composition of soil. Soil and Plant Scientists conduct research on soil, crops and other agricultural products. Most Scientists must have at least a Bachelor's degree. However, most soil and plant experts go on to earn a Master's or doctoral degree.

Soil/Plant Scientist

Typical wages

10% $39,650
25% $51,420
Median $66,120
75% $87,560
90% $117,450
10% $19.06
25% $24.72
Median $31.79
75% $42.1
90% $56.46

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 1,900