Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,020
25th Percentile Wage
$52,410
50th Percentile Wage
$63,700
75th Percentile Wage
$74,660
90th Percentile Wage
$82,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,020.

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
$63,700
1.21% 26.22%
2016
$62,930
2.57% -
2015
$61,310
-4.03% -
2014
$63,780
8.23% -
2013
$58,530
19.70% -
2012
$47,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Montana ranges from $56,610 to $75,030. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Montana is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,030. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,250). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$75,030
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$70,250
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$59,860
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$56,610




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