Plant Breeder Salary

The average salary for a Plant Breeder is $72,253 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$42,215 - $106,448
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $70,444
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Salary
$42,215 - $106,448  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$4,171  
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$39,268 - $114,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Job Description for Plant Breeder

Plant breeders work with a wide range of plants and crop systems in order to identify, care for, and develop a variety of plants and crops. They also conduct experiments in which they discover and explore new plant life, as well as various breeding combinations. Their research focuses on finding and developing new and effective ways to produce a vast amount of crops with as few resources as possible. Some may work on a large scale to help countries which struggle with food shortages to maximize their crop growth in this way.

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Plant Breeder Tasks

  • Conduct research and experimentation.
  • Collect and analyze data and trial results.
  • Utilize a variety of breeding techniques, including molecular, genetic and traditional methods.
  • Plan and implement field trials.
  • Develop and improve plant varieties with specific goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Plant Breeder

Pay by Experience for a Plant Breeder has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Breeder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Breeder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Plant Breeder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 14 salaries. A Plant Breeder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Plant Breeder

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Plant Breeder Salaries

Late-Career
▲85%

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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