Plant Breeder

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A plant breeder works in a controlled environment conducting tests on different types of plants, to develop useful traits, such as disease resistance, appearance and drought tolerance.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. For advanced positions, additional degrees will be required.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a plant breeder was $76,448*, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Breeder Profile.

*The salary estimate includes salaries requiring advanced degrees.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Find out why these plant breeders love their job.