Agronomist Salary (United States)

An Agronomist earns an average salary of $49,143 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 - $78,472
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,143
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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 - $78,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $7,074  
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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$31,630 - $83,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 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 - $14,191  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $7,074  
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).
)
$31,630 - $83,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 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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Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

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

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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 8%
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