Plant Breeder Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$145,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dairyland Seed
Highest Paying City
Winston-Salem, NC
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a plant breeder make?
Plant Breeders in America make an average salary of $73,317 per year or $35.25 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $146,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $36,000 per year. Some of the states with the best Plant Breeder salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine. The typical tenure for a Plant Breeder is 4.7 years.
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Average Plant Breeder Salary By Location

As a Plant Breeder in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $73,317 per year or $35.25 per hour. The city with the highest Plant Breeder salary is Winston-Salem, NC at $103,141 per year. The average entry-level salary in Winston-Salem, NC is $45,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Plant Breeder salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine. Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota are the lowest earners.
City
Average Salary
$58,974
$59k

Map of Plant Breeder Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Plant Breeder Salary By Company

There is good job security in Plant Breeder positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Companies like Dairyland Seed or ADM will get you the highest pay packages.
Company
Average Salary
$61,013
$61k

Plant Breeder Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Plant Breeder Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Dryland Genetics, LLC
Plant Breeder
05/17/2019
$69,514
HM.Clause Inc.
Plant Breeder I, Sweet Pepper
06/23/2017
$60,200
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Plant Breeder
12/07/2016
$34,382
Warner Seeds, Inc.
Assistant Plant Breeder
12/03/2016
$55,000
HM.Clause, Inc.
Plant Breeder I, Sweet Pepper
10/08/2016
$71,000
Dryland Genetics, LLC
Plant Breeder
06/06/2016
$50,400
The Land Institute
Plant Breeder
05/05/2015
$43,410
HM.Clause Inc.
Plant Breeder
03/05/2015
$75,000
Nufarm Americas, Inc.
Plant Breeder
12/02/2014
$70,000
ENZA Zaden Research USA, Inc.
Plant Breeder, Lettuce
06/06/2014
$76,045
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