Soil and Plant Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,910
25th Percentile Wage
$42,550
50th Percentile Wage
$52,390
75th Percentile Wage
$68,510
90th Percentile Wage
$83,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in the industry sector of educational 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 $83,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid soil and plant scientists is $34,910.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,390
0.06% 11.01%
2016
$52,360
1.13% -
2015
$51,770
1.43% -
2014
$51,030
6.70% -
2013
$47,610
2.08% -
2012
$46,620
- -

Compare Soil and Plant Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of soil and plant scientists in seven industries in the educational 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $60,340. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,650). For detailed soil and plant scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,340
Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,600
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,460
Educational Services
$52,390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,690
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,650

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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