The average salary for a Plant Breeder is $75,928 per year.

$44,637 - $112,612
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$45K
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MEDIAN: $75,927
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$44,637 - $112,612  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $24,088  
Profit Sharing
$4,171  
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$43,835 - $122,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Plant Breeder

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

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Experience Affects Plant Breeder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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