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Soil and Plant Scientists in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Soil and Plant Scientist? Read this first!

11.3% Jobs Projection
$52,250 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Soil and Plant Scientists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Soil and Plant Scientists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Soil and Plant Scientists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Soil and Plant Scientists Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 350 Soil and Plant Scientists working in the state.

There were 440 Soil and Plant Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Soil and Plant Scientists in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 190 Soil and Plant Scientists working in it, which means Illinois has more Soil and Plant Scientists than average.

Soil and Plant Scientists in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Soil and Plant Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.

Job Projections for Soil and Plant Scientists: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 590 total jobs in 2026 for Soil and Plant Scientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 21,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Soil and Plant Scientists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Soil and Plant Scientists ranged from $35,880 to $89,580 with $52,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.25 to $43.07. The median hourly rate was $25.12.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.48 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.36.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Soil and Plant Scientists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Soil and Plant Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Soil and Plant Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130 $50,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 $60,650
Champaign-Urbana, IL 90 $50,880

Top States for Soil and Plant Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Soil and Plant Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,270 $75,000
Iowa 1,230 $67,980
North Carolina 960 $63,200
Minnesota 880 $66,030
Texas 690 $59,870
Oregon 590 $70,430
Nebraska 580 $53,850
South Dakota 570 $58,060
Wisconsin 490 $57,830
Missouri 440 $49,810
Washington 430 $68,050
North Dakota 400 $70,730
Colorado 400 $52,990
Kansas 370 $52,510
Massachusetts 360 $87,260
Illinois 350 $52,250
Ohio 260 $55,300
Florida 220 $59,730
Michigan 220 $50,380
Pennsylvania 210 $56,920

Below are the states where Soil and Plant Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $108,020
Massachusetts $87,260
District of Columbia $81,650
Mississippi $79,600
Arkansas $77,550
Connecticut $77,450
California $75,000
Nevada $73,450
New Jersey $71,480
Arizona $70,940

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