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Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,960
25th Percentile Wage
$62,750
50th Percentile Wage
$75,820
75th Percentile Wage
$108,900
90th Percentile Wage
$123,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,960.

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
$75,820
11.21% 40.54%
2016
$67,320
3.71% -
2015
$64,820
16.57% -
2014
$54,080
1.92% -
2013
$53,040
15.01% -
2012
$45,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of North Dakota ranges from $54,630 to $107,890. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in North Dakota is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,890. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Grand Forks (mean annual salary $88,220). The lowest paying area is Fargo with a median annual salary of $54,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$107,890
Grand Forks
$88,220
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$67,740
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$55,150
Fargo
$54,630




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