Plant Scientist

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A plant scientist carries out scientific experiments on plants, generally to evaluate plant traits such as appearance, yield, hardiness, etc.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Master's or Doctorate degree.

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 scientist was $77,731, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit AgExplorer's Plant Scientist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about some of the latest plant science innovations from Caleb Harper, the director of MIT’s Open Agriculture Initiative.

Check out the plant science program at Caly Poly Pomona.