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Breeder Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$82,000
$52,000
$82,000
$128,000
Breeders in the United States make an average salary of $82,354 per year or $39.59 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $52,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $128,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut provide the highest breeder salaries.
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Map of Breeder Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Breeders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Breeder Salary By Location

While a breeder can average a salary of $82,354 per year, or $39.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for breeders to make more. For example, in Evansville, IN you might make $70,770 per year. Other high-paying locations include Chicago, IL, Chesterfield, MO and College Station, TX. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Evansville, IN where the average starting salary is $28,000. The highest paying states for breeders include Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Meanwhile, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Evansville, IN
Evansville, IN
$70,770
$71k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$66,283
$66k
Chesterfield, MO
Chesterfield, MO
$63,655
$64k
College Station, TX
College Station, TX
$52,105
$52k
Hollister, CA
Hollister, CA
$52,071
$52k
Fargo, ND
Fargo, ND
$50,343
$50k
Wellington, FL
Wellington, FL
$48,925
$49k

High Paying Breeder Jobs

Average Breeder Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Bayer and Monsanto as they offer the highest salaries for breeders.

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Breeder Salary History

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    Average Breeder Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, breeder salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, automotive, and agriculture companies tend to offer much higher salaries for breeders. For example, breeders make a whopping average salary of $95,339 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $80,493 at automotive companies and $79,891 at agriculture companies. But breeders may want to avoid working in the pharmaceutical industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $79,737.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $95,339
    $95k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $80,493
    $80k
    Agriculture
    Agriculture
    $79,891
    $80k
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $79,737
    $80k

    Recently Added Breeder Salaries

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    $27,131
    $27,131
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    $43,451
    $43,451
    06/21/2019
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    Woodland, CA
    03/14/2019
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    $72,000
    $72,000
    03/14/2019
    Advanta Us, LLC
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    Junior Sorghum Breeder
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    Junior Sorghum Breeder
    College Station, TX
    College Station, TX
    02/28/2019
    02/28/2019
    $69,638
    $69,638
    02/28/2019
    Advanta Us, LLC
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    Junior Sorghum Breeder
    Junior Sorghum Breeder
    Junior Sorghum Breeder
    College Station, TX
    College Station, TX
    02/27/2019
    02/27/2019
    $73,950
    $73,950
    02/27/2019
    Assistant Trait Introgression Breeder
    Assistant Trait Introgression Breeder
    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
    02/22/2019
    02/22/2019
    $85,680
    $85,680
    02/22/2019
    Wheat Line Breeder
    Wheat Line Breeder
    Chesterfield, MO
    Chesterfield, MO
    02/12/2019
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    $105,000
    $105,000
    02/12/2019
    Trait Integration Breeder
    Trait Integration Breeder
    Chesterfield, MO
    Chesterfield, MO
    02/12/2019
    02/12/2019
    $97,375
    $97,375
    02/12/2019
    GDM Seeds, Inc.
    GDM Seeds, Inc.
    Soybean Breeder
    Soybean Breeder
    Soybean Breeder
    Marion, AR
    Marion, AR
    01/30/2019
    01/30/2019
    $56,202
    $56,202
    01/30/2019
    Breeder
    Breeder
    Pikeville, NC
    Pikeville, NC
    12/21/2018
    12/21/2018
    $99,327
    $99,327
    12/21/2018