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Soil Scientist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$83,650 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Soil Scientist is $83,650 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Soil Scientist is between $59,569 and $103,395. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job family population: 14,180

Estimated population of Soil Scientist jobs: 937

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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...

Soil Scientist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Staff Environmental Scientist
May 22
Naperville, IL, USA
Weaver Consultants Group
Staff Scientist--Environmental Practice Group Responsibilities of the qualified person would ... Phase II ESA (e.g., soil and groundwater sample collection) * Wetland Determinations and ...
Environmental Scientist
May 23
Michigan City, IN, USA
Aegis Environmental, Inc
S. or M.S. degree in a science-related or EHS discipline. Typical projects include Phase I ... Experience in environmental site investigations (soil/sediment/groundwater sampling) a plus.
Project Manager -- Wetlands
May 28
Naperville, IL, USA
Weaver Consultants Group
Qualifications * BS/MS in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources or related field ... Understanding of soil erosion and sediment control best management practices; * Permit compliance ...
Environmental Consultant / Engineer / Geologist
Apr 16
Whiting, IN, USA
Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC
S. in Environmental Science, Engineering or Geology - Minimum 5 plus years of relevant experience. - Periodic on-site performance and direction of soil and groundwater sampling and other related site ...
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