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Agronomist Salary

For Agronomists, yearly average wages total $50K annually. In the world of Agronomists, overall cash earnings stretch from $32K near the bottom to $84K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $15K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $7K, along with commissions approaching $59K. The vast majority (88 percent) of Agronomists who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Agronomists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,687 - $79,378
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,530
10%
50%
90%

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$11.84 - $22.13
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,687 - $79,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,691  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,204  
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,723  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,339 - $83,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $22.13  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,691  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,723  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,204  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$32,339 - $83,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Agronomist

An agronomist helps select the correct nutrients for the crop(s) being grown and manage nutrient distribution. On a day-to-day basis, an agronomist may be required to develop budgets for facilities and available land, conducting inventory tracking of manure, and making sure that plans meet regulatory requirements. They are also responsible for hiring and scheduling, coordinating schedules, conducting quality control, and supervising employees. Agronomists also conduct product testing and evaluations; establish and maintain strong relationships with clients; and handle contracts and insurance issues. Additionally, these professionals must know how to sample soil, scout for crops, diagnose the nutrients that crops need, and determine the effectiveness of a nutrient.

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Agronomist Tasks

  • Consult on problems such as plant disease and adverse crop growing conditions.
  • Coordinate buying and implementation of new fertilizer and seeds.
  • Analyze soil, plant, and water samples for various crops, draft agricultural production plans, and estimate yields.
  • Collect accurate data and create reports to clarify and support agricultural plans.

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Agronomists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Research Analysis and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Agronomists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Agronomist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 31%

up arrow 7%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%
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