The average salary for a Plant Breeder is AU$81,998 per year.

AU$40,547 - AU$112,051
AU$41K
AU$85K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$85,000
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$125K
Salary AU$40,547 - AU$112,051
Bonus AU$9,826
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AU$40,547 - AU$125,075
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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.

Plant Breeder Job Listings

Key Stats for Plant Breeder

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 88%