The average salary for an Agronomist in Australia is AU$60,679.
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Job Description for Agronomist
An agronomist helps select the correct nutrients for the crop(s) being grown and manage nutrient distribution. On a day-to-day basis, an agronomist may be required to develop budgets for facilities and available land, conducting inventory tracking of manure, and making sure that plans meet regulatory requirements. They are also responsible for hiring and scheduling, coordinating schedules, conducting quality control, and supervising employees. Agronomists also conduct product testing and evaluat…Read more
- Analyze soil, plant, and water samples for various crops, draft agricultural production plans, and estimate yields.
- Collect accurate data and create reports to clarify and support agricultural plans.
- Consult on problems such as plant disease and adverse crop growing conditions.
- Coordinate buying and implementation of new fertilizer and seeds.
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Popular Skills for Agronomist
Skills in Operations Management and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Field Sales, Problem Solving and Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist
An entry-level Agronomist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$51,323 based on 11 salaries. An early career Agronomist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,276 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Agronomist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$67,054 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Agronomist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,886 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$81,949.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Agronomist in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (9.0% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales (2.9% less) and Perth, Western Australia (2.0% less).
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