Becoming a Microbiology Soil Scientist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering biology courses to train individuals to become top-notch biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, fish and wildlife biologists, fisheries biologists, molecular biology professors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 11,830 people employed as soil and plant scientists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $65,180. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Microbiology Soil Scientist Salary Information

Category: Soil and plant scientists

Total # Employed in the US 11,830
Average Hourly Wage: $31.34/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16.79 $21.67 $28.45 $37.79 $51.76
Average Yearly Salary $65,180
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$34,930 $45,070 $59,180 $78,590 $107,670
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.5% 4.2% 8.9% 7.5% 41.4% 23.4% 14.2%
Soil and plant scientists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
New York $68.64/hr $142,770
Mississippi $41.55/hr $86,420
Delaware $38.32/hr $79,710
New Hampshire $37.77/hr $78,550
Hawaii $37.2/hr $77,370
Colorado $35.99/hr $74,860
Missouri $35.14/hr $73,080
Alabama $35.08/hr $72,960
Nebraska $34.93/hr $72,650
Alaska $34.57/hr $71,910
Kansas $34.47/hr $71,700
Indiana $33.93/hr $70,580
North Dakota $33.72/hr $70,130
Massachusetts $33.45/hr $69,570
Ohio $32.82/hr $68,280
Nevada $32.54/hr $67,680
Kentucky $32.44/hr $67,470
Puerto Rico $32.2/hr $66,980
Oklahoma $31.56/hr $65,650
Washington $31.26/hr $65,030
Louisiana $31.18/hr $64,860
Oregon $30.72/hr $63,890
Tennessee $30.57/hr $63,580
Connecticut $29.52/hr $61,400
California $29.15/hr $60,640
Utah $28.45/hr $59,170
Guam $28.17/hr $58,600
Wisconsin $28.14/hr $58,530
Arkansas $27.75/hr $57,710
Pennsylvania $27.32/hr $56,820
Montana $27.29/hr $56,760
District of Columbia $27.03/hr $56,220
Iowa $26.99/hr $56,130
South Carolina $26.54/hr $55,210
Maine $26.52/hr $55,150
Wyoming $25.98/hr $54,030
Michigan $25.34/hr $52,720
South Dakota $25.25/hr $52,530
West Virginia $25.05/hr $52,100
Idaho $24.99/hr $51,980
Maryland $24.95/hr $51,900
New Jersey $24.88/hr $51,750
New Mexico $24.22/hr $50,370


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