Average Botanist Salary

$49,974
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$1,000
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The average salary for a Botanist is $49,974.
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$30k
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What Do Botanists Do?

Botanist Tasks
  • Study, inventory, and investigate conditions for botanical projects including restoration, conversation, mitigation, and monitoring of selected populations.
  • Survey for threatened, endangered, sensitive, and rare plants.
  • Conduct and prepare analysis, reports, and environmental impact reports for the National Environmental Policy Act, agencies, and governments.
  • Identify and classify plants.
  • Investigate environment and plant communities and the effect of rainfall, temperature, climate, soil, and elevation on plant growth.

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What Are Popular Skills for Botanists?

Skills in Environmental Consulting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Taxonomy and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Botanists?

An early career Botanist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,695 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Botanist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Botanist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,148 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,500.

Years of Experience

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Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
14.0%

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