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Soil Scientist Salary

$77,808 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$1,704

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Soil Scientist is $77,808 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Soil Scientist is between $55,409 and $96,175. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Soil Scientist. 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:
  • Studies chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth.
  • Reviews reactions of various soil types to fertilizers, tillage practices, and crop rotations.
  • Studies soil characteristics, maps soil types, and analyzes responses of soils to known management practices.
  • Determines use capabilities of soils and effects of alternative practices on soil productivity.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Soil Scientist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job family population: 15,010

Estimated population of Soil Scientist jobs: 992

Rate of error: 4.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$90,201
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Soil Scientist Job Listings for United States

Environmental Scientist (w/ CAD Skills)
Nov 6
Sacramento, CA, USA
Thunder Mountain Enterprises, Inc
Title: Environmental Scientist for Stormwater Permit Compliance (Hiring for Levels ES 1-3 and ... Thunder Mountain Enterprises, Inc. provides comprehensive soil and water management services ...
Soil Microbiologist/Regenerative Ag Manager
Oct 15
us
Ward Laboratories, Inc.
Doctoral degree in soil microbiology or related soil science fields is preferred. * At least 3 years of progressive technical experience in the soil health/regenerative agricultural industry
Product Support Specialist - Horticulture
Sep 27
Eureka, CA, USA
Fox Farm Soil & Fertilizer Co.
This includes prior experience in hydroponics, soil growing, horticulture, and/or plant and soil science. Prior retail or wholesale experience is a plus. Qualified candidates should have experience ...
Remediation & Redevelopment Hydrogeologist
Dec 8
Dane, United States
Wisconsin State Government
Education or training related to hydrogeology, geology, water resources management, hydrology, soil science, or vapor intrusion * Experience or training in field methods related to hydrogeology ...
Laboratory Specialist
Dec 3
us
GeoSystems Analysis, Inc.
The successful candidate should have a bachelor/master degree, preferably in soil science, hydrology or water resources, and working experience in a scientific or commercial laboratory. High ...

The average pay for a Soil Scientist is $77,808 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Soil Scientist is between $55,409 and $96,175. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Soil Scientist. 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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Environmental Scientist (w/ CAD Skills)
Nov 6
Sacramento, CA, USA
Thunder Mountain Enterprises, Inc
Title: Environmental Scientist for Stormwater Permit Compliance (Hiring for Levels ES 1-3 and ... Thunder Mountain Enterprises, Inc. provides comprehensive soil and water management services ...
Soil Microbiologist/Regenerative Ag Manager
Oct 15
us
Ward Laboratories, Inc.
Doctoral degree in soil microbiology or related soil science fields is preferred. * At least 3 years of progressive technical experience in the soil health/regenerative agricultural industry
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