Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,110
25th Percentile Wage
$50,600
50th Percentile Wage
$62,630
75th Percentile Wage
$88,790
90th Percentile Wage
$112,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,110.

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
$62,630
6.77% 11.88%
2016
$58,390
-5.04% -
2015
$61,330
-8.10% -
2014
$66,300
8.55% -
2013
$60,630
8.97% -
2012
$55,190
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Minnesota ranges from $57,000 to $69,600. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,600. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $66,890). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$69,600
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$66,890
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$57,000




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