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Soil Scientists


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median earnings in May 2015 for soil and plant scientists were $60,050. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $35,770 and the highest paid 10 percent made more than $105,390. Mean salaries for soil scientists at federal agencies were higher; in May 2015, they made an average of $81,950 a year. Government earnings depend in large part on levels of experience and education. Other than short-term research projects, most jobs offer health and retirement benefits in addition to the annual salary.

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