Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,000
25th Percentile Wage
$48,990
50th Percentile Wage
$58,290
75th Percentile Wage
$69,270
90th Percentile Wage
$80,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,000.

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
$58,290
5.32% 6.24%
2016
$55,190
0.24% -
2015
$55,060
-2.12% -
2014
$56,230
1.32% -
2013
$55,490
1.51% -
2012
$54,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $50,730 to $67,400. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Wisconsin is Duluth with a median annual salary of $67,400. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Appleton (mean annual salary $63,610). The lowest paying area is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $50,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Duluth
$67,400
Appleton
$63,610
Madison
$63,150
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$63,150
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$60,160
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,370
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,970
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$50,730




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