Plant Breeder Salary

The average salary for a Plant Breeder is $74,881 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$44,255 - $113,535
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MEDIAN: $74,881
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Salary
$44,255 - $113,535  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$4,171  
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$43,516 - $123,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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

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

Key Stats for Plant Breeder

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Plant Breeder Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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