Agronomist Salary

Agronomists in the United States can expect wages of $49K annually on average. The range in cash compensation to Agronomists (largely between $32K and $84K) includes potential earnings of $15K from bonuses, $7K from profit sharing, and commissions of $59K in exceptional cases. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Agronomists are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,768 - $78,822

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$11.84 - $22.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,768 - $78,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,711  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,320  
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,180  
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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$32,458 - $83,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $22.47  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,711  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,320  
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).
)
$32,458 - $83,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Agronomists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Research Analysis and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

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


Agronomists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Agronomists make a median salary of $67K. 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 $69K.

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Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Agronomist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 26%

up arrow 7%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%
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