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Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for soil and plant scientists in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of soil and plant scientists among South Dakota 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,290
25th Percentile Wage
$46,400
50th Percentile Wage
$55,020
75th Percentile Wage
$64,350
90th Percentile Wage
$78,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.85
25th Percentile Wage
$22.31
50th Percentile Wage
$26.45
75th Percentile Wage
$30.94
90th Percentile Wage
$37.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for soil and plant scientists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.88. The median hourly salary is $26.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.85.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,0201.27%-2.02%
201554,320-1.03%-
201454,8800.58%-
201354,560-2.88%-
201256,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of South Dakota ranges from $51,550 to $65,110. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in South Dakota is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,110. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux Falls (mean annual salary $63,000). The lowest paying area is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$65,110
Sioux Falls
$63,000
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$51,550



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