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Soil and Plant Scientists in Montana

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Soil and Plant Scientists in Montana

Considering a career as a Soil and Plant Scientist in Montana?

$64,090 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Soil and Plant Scientists in Montana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Soil and Plant Scientists Work in Montana?

In Montana, there were 160 people working as Soil and Plant Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 140 Soil and Plant Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Soil and Plant Scientists in MT Employment Trend

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

Soil and Plant Scientists in MT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Montana

Jobs for Soil and Plant Scientists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 9.0%.

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

Montana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 190 jobs for Montana Soil and Plant Scientists in 2026.

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

What do Soil and Plant Scientists Make in Montana?

In 2018 wages for Soil and Plant Scientists ranged from $41,970 to $94,060 with $64,090 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.18 to $45.22. The median hourly rate was $30.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.62 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.19.

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

Soil and Plant Scientists Earnings: MT vs. National Average

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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