Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for soil and plant scientists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of soil and plant scientists amongst Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,750
25th Percentile Wage
$40,980
50th Percentile Wage
$54,800
75th Percentile Wage
$78,780
90th Percentile Wage
$97,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,800
5.84% 16.42%
2016
$51,600
0.89% -
2015
$51,140
2.25% -
2014
$49,990
6.78% -
2013
$46,600
1.72% -
2012
$45,800
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Florida ranges from $38,020 to $59,020. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $59,020. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $49,850). The lowest paying area is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $38,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$59,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$49,850
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$49,810
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$49,250
Gainesville
$44,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$38,020




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