Soil Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Soil Scientist is $56,000 per year. A skill in Environmental Consulting is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,230 - $119,195
$38K
$53K
$120K
MEDIAN: $53,000
10%
50%
90%

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$13.12 - $34.39
$24
MEDIAN: $24.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,230 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,387 - $97,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.50  
   
Overtime
$21.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$36,387 - $97,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Soil Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Soil Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Soil Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Soil Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Soil Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 8 salaries. A Soil Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Soil Scientist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Soil Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Soil Scientist Salaries

Environmental Consulting
▲17%

Project Management
▲15%

National Average
$55,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 19%
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