SOC Code 19-1013 - Soil and Plant Scientists

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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.


SOC Code 19-1013 - Soil and Plant Scientists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 14,150 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $33.58 and average Annual Wage of $69,860.

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Occupation Examples

  • Agriculturist
  • Agronomist
  • Arboreal Scientist
  • Crop Nutrition Scientist
  • Floriculturist
  • Horticulturist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Pomologist
  • Soil Fertility Extension Specialist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Viticulturist

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