Agronomist Salary

Agronomists in the United States take home approximately $51K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Agronomists range from $36K on the low end to $83K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $5K, respectively. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Agronomists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,731 - $79,770
$37K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,657
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50%
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$10.21 - $29.36
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$0$84K
Salary $36,731 - $79,770
Bonus $100.67 - $10,365
Profit Sharing $940 - $5,152
Commission $295.90 - $23,315
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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$35,738 - $84,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 301
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $29.36
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.31 - $36.70
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $100.67 - $10,365
Commission $295.90 - $23,315
Profit Sharing $940 - $5,152
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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$35,738 - $84,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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 evaluations; establish and maintain strong relationships with clients; and handle contracts and insurance issues. Additionally, these professionals must know how to sample soil, scout for crops, diagnose the nutrients that crops need, and determine the effectiveness of a nutrient.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Agronomist

Pay by Experience for an Agronomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Agronomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Agronomist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Agronomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 46 salaries. An Agronomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 46 salaries.

Agronomist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Agronomist?

Agronomist in Grinnell:
"Being an agronomist."
Pros: Being able to travel and operate farm equipment.
Cons: Long hours, break downs, dealing with employees.

Agronomist in Lubbock:
"Long hours not enough pay."
Find a good job make 50k or more.

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Key Stats for Agronomist

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Agronomist Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Late-Career
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Agronomist Salaries

Field Sales
▲24%

agronomy
▲19%

Technical Sales
▲11%

Research Analysis
▲9%

National Average
$52,000

Sales
▼1%

Problem Solving
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 10%