Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,680
25th Percentile Wage
$57,370
50th Percentile Wage
$72,150
75th Percentile Wage
$97,490
90th Percentile Wage
$127,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,680.

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
$72,150
0.49% 11.82%
2016
$71,800
-8.01% -
2015
$77,550
8.97% -
2014
$70,590
2.42% -
2013
$68,880
7.64% -
2012
$63,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Washington ranges from $54,100 to $70,810. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $70,810. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $66,250). The lowest paying area is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $54,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$70,810
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$66,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$66,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$65,540
Olympia
$58,580
Tacoma
$54,100




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