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Plant Breeder Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Plant Breeder is $78,589 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Plant Breeder Salary (?
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$43,459 - $106,179
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MEDIAN: $78,588
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$43,459 - $106,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,644  
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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$38,783 - $111,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$78,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 3%