Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,090
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$52,800
75th Percentile Wage
$67,840
90th Percentile Wage
$81,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,090.

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
$52,800
-3.52% 9.68%
2016
$54,660
-1.34% -
2015
$55,390
-1.46% -
2014
$56,200
11.73% -
2013
$49,610
3.87% -
2012
$47,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Texas ranges from $27,600 to $72,820. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $72,820. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $62,480). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$72,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$62,480
College Station-Bryan
$51,420
Fort Worth-Arlington
$50,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$49,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$49,060
Amarillo
$43,940
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,740
Lubbock
$42,790
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,600




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