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Soil Scientist Salary
in Washington, United States

$82,327 (USD)

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Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Soil Scientist is $82,327 a year and $40 an hour in Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Soil Scientist is between $58,627 and $101,760. 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 Washington, United States.

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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 Washington, 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 %



Soil Scientist Job Listings for Washington, United States

Research Scientist
Jan 9
Kirkland, WA, USA
The Hotes Foundation is looking for a Research Scientist whose work will focus on international development case/policy/situational analysis and qualitative and quantitative data collection and ...
Staff Geotechnical Engineer
Feb 12
Spokane, United States
GeoEngineers, Inc.
... soil work and foundation problems? Do you enjoy being outdoors and getting your hands dirty, both ... GeoEngineers, Inc. is a leading national earth science and technology consulting firm established ...
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