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Plant Propagator Salary

$27,144 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$622

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Plant Propagator is $27,144 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Plant Propagator is between $21,345 and $31,728. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Plant Propagator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Propagates plants, such as orchids and rhododendrons, applying knowledge of environmental controls and plant culture: confers with management personnel to ascertain type and number of species to propagate and to develop and revise nutrient formulas and environmental-control specifications.
  • Selects materials according to kind of plant; mixes growth media; and prepares containers, such as jars, pots, and trays.
  • Initiates new plant growth, using methods such as following: (1) cuts leaves, stems, or rhizomes from parent plant and places cuttings in growth media. (2) bends, covers, or buries branches of parent plant in soil, securing branches with pegs or rocks. (3) wounds stems of parent plant, using sharp knife, inserts pebble into wound, and binds wound with moss, burlap, or raffia. (4) plants meristem and seeds in growth media. (5) breaks off or cuts apart and plants roots, crowns, and tubers from parent plant.
  • Inspects growing area to ascertain temperature and humidity conditions, and regulates systems of heaters, fans, and sprayers to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Gives transplanting and cultivation instructions to coworkers, and monitors activities to assure adherence to established plant-culture procedures.
  • May graft or divide developing plants to promote altered growth characteristics.
  • May log activities, maintain propagation records, and compile periodic reports.
Plant Propagator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Job family population: 4,770

Estimated population of Plant Propagator jobs: 361

Rate of error: 5.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$31,467
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Plant Propagator Job Listings for United States

Plant Controls Lead
Dec 4
Vancouver, WA, USA
ESP,LTD
You will be the plant expert on maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting of all DCS and PLC systems mainly ABB and Allen-Bradley. * Will be involved and manage all programs (existing and new) to ...
Plant Controls Lead
Nov 20
Vancouver, USA
Ethical Search Professionals, Ltd
You will be the plant expert on maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting of all DCS and PLC systems mainly ABB and Allen-Bradley. * Will be involved and manage all programs (existing and new) to ...
Plant Hygentist
Nov 19
Lynchburg, VA, USA
KDC One Knowlton
Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities This position will be responsible for managing the facility-wide cleaning & sanitization program across the manufacturing floor, including oversight of all ...
Sr. Plant Conroller
Oct 17
Freeport, TX, USA
SI GROUP Inc
This position leads the financial staff at the plant and is accountable for plant level responsibilities including general ledger accounting, cost accounting and manufacturing variance management ...
Plant Controls Lead
Oct 15
Vancouver, WA, USA
Cameron Craig Group
You will be the plant expert on maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting of all DCS and PLC systems mainly ABB and Allen-Bradley. * Will be involved and manage all programs (existing and new) to ...

The average pay for a Plant Propagator is $27,144 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Plant Propagator is between $21,345 and $31,728. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Plant Propagator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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