Average Agronomist Salary

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The average salary for an Agronomist is $51,308.
MEDIAN $51,308
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$38k - $82k
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$199 - $5k
$309 - $21k
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$36k - $89k

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Job Description for Agronomist

Agronomist Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Agronomist

The top respondents for the job title Agronomist are from the companies CHS, Inc., Crop Production Services and Monsanto Company. Reported salaries are highest at Monsanto Company where the average pay is $93,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wilbur-Ellis Company, earning around $65,000. Crop Production Services pays the lowest at around $40,724. CHS, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,381.

Career Paths

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Quality Manager
Mechanical Engineer
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Popular Skills for Agronomist

Skills in Field Sales and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Problem Solving and Sales.

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 $46,195 based on 41 salaries. An early career Agronomist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,855 based on 289 salaries. A mid-career Agronomist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,456 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Agronomist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,756 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,152.
Employees with Agronomist in their job title in Sioux Falls, South Dakota earn an average of 46.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana (21.6% more) and Bakersfield, California (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fargo, North Dakota (5.5% less) and Ames, Iowa (4.9% less).

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