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Agronomist Salary (United States)

Most Agronomists in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $50K per year. In the world of Agronomists, total cash compensation ranges from $33K on the lower end to $84K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $15K and profit sharing that approaches $7K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $58K. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Agronomists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Agronomist Salary (?
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$34,045 - $79,516
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,564
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Agronomist Salary (?
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$11.59 - $22.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,045 - $79,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,512  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,050  
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,175  
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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$33,168 - $83,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.00  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,512  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,050  
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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$33,168 - $83,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Agronomists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. On average, Agronomists make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $65K. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in seven.

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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 9%