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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,970
25th Percentile Wage
$44,540
50th Percentile Wage
$54,660
75th Percentile Wage
$70,500
90th Percentile Wage
$91,420

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 $91,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.77
25th Percentile Wage
$21.41
50th Percentile Wage
$26.28
75th Percentile Wage
$33.90
90th Percentile Wage
$43.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for soil and plant scientists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.95. The median hourly salary is $26.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.77.

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
201654,660-1.34%12.75%
201555,390-1.46%-
201456,20011.73%-
201349,6103.87%-
201247,690--

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 College Station-Bryan (mean annual salary $54,660). 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
College Station-Bryan
$54,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$50,810
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,740
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,600


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