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Plant Breeder Salary

A Plant Breeder earns an average salary of $80,841 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$43,459 - $111,847
(Median)
$43K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,840
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$43,459 - $111,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$39,149 - $120,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Plant Breeder

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

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Experience Affects Plant Breeder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 3%