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Soil and Plant Scientists

Detailed Occupation 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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Wage Information for Soil and Plant Scientists, 2016:

Wage Level Statewide
Entry $19.71 $41,000
Average $28.16 $58,580
Experienced $32.39 $67,370

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