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
$36,890
25th Percentile Wage
$43,680
50th Percentile Wage
$52,360
75th Percentile Wage
$64,180
90th Percentile Wage
$83,270

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 $83,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid soil and plant scientists is $36,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,3601.13%10.96%
201551,7701.43%-
201451,0306.70%-
201347,6102.08%-
201246,620--

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

The average salaries of soil and plant scientists in six 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 - privately owned industry with an annual salary $55,600. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - state government owned industry (annual salary $52,190). For detailed soil and plant scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,600
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,390
Educational Services
$52,360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,250
Educational Services - State government owned
$52,190

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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