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Soil and Plant Scientist Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of soil and plant scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare soil and plant scientist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,880
25th Percentile Wage
$45,730
50th Percentile Wage
$71,040
75th Percentile Wage
$111,050
90th Percentile Wage
$136,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) soil and plant scientists is $136,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid soil and plant scientists is $19,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$71,040
29.28% 29.80%
2015
$50,240
9.89% -
2014
$45,270
26.40% -
2013
$33,320
-49.67% -
2012
$49,870
- -

Compare Soil and Plant Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of soil and plant scientists in four industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for soil and plant scientist occupations is the services to buildings and dwellings industry with an annual salary $78,550. The lowest paying industry is the employment services industry (annual salary $53,660). For detailed soil and plant scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$78,550
Landscaping Services
$78,330
Administrative and Support Services
$71,050
Employment Services
$53,660

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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