The average salary for a Soil Scientist is $56,972 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,120 - $123,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
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$28,215 - $124,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.01  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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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$28,215 - $124,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Soil Scientist

A soil scientist evaluates the quality and composition of soil for the health of humans and other life. These scientists often work in the agricultural field and may be tasked with figuring out how to better grow plants or solve growth problems that have arisen. Other tasks performed by soil scientists may include providing advice on how nutrients and water supply should be changed, as well as evaluating erosion risks for sites depending on the type and quality of soil. Construction projects may require the aid of a soil scientist to provide advice on what sort of impact the soil will have on structures.

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Soil Scientist Tasks

  • Write up and explain results, providing context and recommendations.
  • Collect and analyze data, validating and verifying findings.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify remediation and improvement actions, educating to ensure compliance.
  • Define data collection and analysis methodologies and document goals.
  • Answer questions, explain implications and inform decision-makers about soil status.

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Experience Affects Soil Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Soil Scientist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 8%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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