Median pay for Agronomists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. Final cash compensation to Agronomists varies from around $35K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $10K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Agronomists (88 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,939 - $76,876
$36K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,132
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50%
90%

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$9.79 - $23.18
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$23
MEDIAN: $17.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,939 - $76,876  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $9,500  
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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$35,250 - $81,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $23.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$18.74 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$251.68 - $12,255  
   
Commission
$503 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $9,500  
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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$35,250 - $81,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

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


For Agronomists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. On average, Agronomists make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Agronomists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

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Key Stats for Agronomist

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Agronomist Salaries

Field Sales
up arrow 31%

Technical Sales
up arrow 12%

Research Analysis
up arrow 11%

agronomy
up arrow 7%

Sales
0%

National Average
$51,000

Problem Solving
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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