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Soil and Plant Scientists (19-1013)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 53 56 5.66 1 5 6
United States 18000 19400 0.0 400 1700 2200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 35.12 19.06 24.72 31.79 42.10 56.46

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.