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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,840
25th Percentile Wage
$41,650
50th Percentile Wage
$51,600
75th Percentile Wage
$69,810
90th Percentile Wage
$92,320

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 $92,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.75
25th Percentile Wage
$20.02
50th Percentile Wage
$24.81
75th Percentile Wage
$33.56
90th Percentile Wage
$44.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for soil and plant scientists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.39. The median hourly salary is $24.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.75.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,6000.89%11.24%
201551,1402.25%-
201449,9906.78%-
201346,6001.72%-
201245,800--

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 $44,990 to $52,860. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Florida is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach with a median annual salary of $52,860. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (mean annual salary $49,810). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $44,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$52,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$49,810
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$49,250
Gainesville
$44,990


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