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Soil and Plant Scientists
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or $31.79 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
2% (Totally Safe)
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (18)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Soil and Plant Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 10% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Soil and Plant Scientists' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Soil and Plant Scientists' was $66,120, or $31.79 hourly
'Soil and Plant Scientists' are paid 57.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as soil and plant scientists?
As of 2020 there were 13,950 people employed as Soil and Plant Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Soil and Plant Scientists.
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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