Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for soil and plant scientists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of soil and plant scientists amongst Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,640
25th Percentile Wage
$42,130
50th Percentile Wage
$55,070
75th Percentile Wage
$70,100
90th Percentile Wage
$80,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,640.

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
$55,070
-6.99% -4.85%
2016
$58,920
-9.01% -
2015
$64,230
5.43% -
2014
$60,740
-3.24% -
2013
$62,710
7.93% -
2012
$57,740
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Illinois ranges from $33,260 to $72,830. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Illinois is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,830. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $60,220). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$60,220
Champaign-Urbana
$49,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$47,290
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$33,260




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