Agronomist Salary (United States)

An Agronomist earns an average salary of $48,964 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Agronomist Total Pay (?
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$32,699 - $78,030
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,964
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Agronomist Total Pay (?
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$11.63 - $22.69
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,699 - $78,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,499  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,114  
Commission
$750 - $42,500  
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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$31,630 - $83,019  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $32.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,499  
   
Commission
$750 - $42,500  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,114  
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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$31,630 - $83,019  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 8%
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