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The average plant scientist salary in United States is $48,551 or an equivalent hourly rate of $23. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $777. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level plant scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $33,828. On the other end, a senior level plant scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $63,775.

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Job Description
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

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