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Plant Breeder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$82,254 (USD)

Average Salary

$40/hr

Average Hourly

$1,703

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plant Breeder is $82,254 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Breeder is between $58,659 and $101,670. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Plant Breeder. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Nurtures plants by planning and carrying out breeding studies to develop and improve varieties of crops.
  • Enhances specific characteristics, such as yield, size, quality, maturity, and resistance to frost, drought, disease, and insect pests in plants, utilizing principles of genetics and knowledge of plant growth.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Plant Breeder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job family population: 14,180

Estimated population of Plant Breeder jobs: 937

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$95,355
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Plant Breeder Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

VP of Cultivation
Mar 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Cresco Labs
... plant symptom diagnosis, causality and remedy applications. • Consistent cultivation status ... and breeding • Experience within a highly regulated industry is preferred • Proficient in MS ...
Historical Farming Program Assistant
May 28
West Chicago, IL, USA
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Perform daily care tasks including cleaning, breeding, and husbandry of livestock, monitoring the ... plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of ...
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