Plant Breeder Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$68,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$68,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bayer
Highest Paying City
Middletown, NY
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
5.5 years
How much does a plant breeder scientist make?
The national average salary for a Plant Breeder Scientist in the United States is $68,930 per year or $33.14 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 71,000. The top 10 percent earn over $113,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $42,000 annually. Pharmaceutical companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Plant Breeder Scientist salaries are Washington, Maine, Oregon, New York, and New Jersey. The typical employment for a Plant Breeder Scientist is 5.5 years.
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Average Plant Breeder Scientist Salary By Location

As a Plant Breeder Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $68,930 per year or $33.14 per hour. The top city when it comes to Plant Breeder Scientist salaries is Middletown, NY at $110,382 per year. Even as an entry-level Plant Breeder Scientist, you will make $62,000 per year in Middletown, NY. Some of the states with the best Plant Breeder Scientist salaries are Washington, Maine, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Idaho. Illinois, Kentucky, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Kansas are the lowest earners.

Map of Plant Breeder Scientist Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Plant Breeder Scientist Salary By Company

If you are a Plant Breeder Scientist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Plant Breeder Scientists are in Pharmaceutical companies and Construction companies. Companies like Bayer or Altman Specialty Plants will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like National Hardware and Monsanto report highly competitive salaries for Plant Breeder Scientists.

Plant Breeder Scientist Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Plant Breeder Scientist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The Land Institute
Plant Breeder-Perennial Sorghum Plant Scientist
09/25/2018
$48,925
Haisheng International Inc.
Plant Scientist
03/27/2018
$65,000
Haisheng International Inc.
Plant Scientist
03/22/2018
$65,000
Haisheng International Inc.
Plant Scientist
03/19/2018
$65,000
Monsanto Company
Integrated Plant Health Systems Scientist
02/07/2018
$95,018
Rockwell Farms, Inc.
Plant Scientists
12/01/2017
$45,968
Monsanto Company
Integrated Plant Health Systems Scientist
06/03/2017
$92,700
207 Redwood LLC
Plant Scientist
01/02/2017
$38,480
Smith Gardens
Plant Scientist/Horticulturist
12/19/2016
$38,480
Nature Fresh Farms USA, Inc.
Plant Health Scientist (Specialist)
11/10/2016
$70,000
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