Soil and Plant Scientists

7.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $32.09 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.0% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Soil and Plant Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 9.1% by 2031
'Soil and Plant Scientists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Soil and Plant Scientists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Soil and Plant Scientists' was $66,750, or $32.09 hourly
'Soil and Plant Scientists' are paid 45.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as soil and plant scientists?

As of 2021 there were 15,610 people employed as Soil and Plant Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Soil and Plant Scientists.

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.

SOC Code: 19-1013.00


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Gabriel says
No comments here, so let me put my own in it.
So yes, robots will take over the world.
If your reading this, don't give up what ever your searching or fighting for.
Just go for it or just do it and don't forget to be happy and satisfied in the end ok?
Feb 21, 2021 at 06:10 PM
arturo F (Likely) says
The use of drones, automated real-time pcr, automated tractors, apps that identify diseases and pests, makes use of fewer university personnel and more specialized technical personnel.
Sep 21, 2020 at 10:58 PM

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