Agronomist Salary

An Agronomist earns an average salary of $50,406 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field Sales, agronomy, Technical Sales, and Research Analysis.
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$35,994 - $77,016
$36K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,406
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50%
90%

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$9.70 - $23.32
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MEDIAN: $17.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,994 - $77,016  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $12,053  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,696  
Commission
$503 - $34,255  
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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$35,543 - $81,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $23.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$18.67 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$246.58 - $12,053  
   
Commission
$503 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,696  
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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$35,543 - $81,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

  • 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.
  • Consult on problems such as plant disease and adverse crop growing conditions.
  • Coordinate buying and implementation of new fertilizer and seeds.

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Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

Pay by Experience for an Agronomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Agronomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Agronomist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Agronomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 46 salaries. An Agronomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 46 salaries.

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Key Stats for Agronomist

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Agronomist Salaries

Field Sales
▲25%

agronomy
▲20%

Technical Sales
▲12%

Research Analysis
▲10%

Sales
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Problem Solving
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 13%