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In September 2019, reported the average salary for botanists was $67,868. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that plant and soil scientists made median annual salaries of $63,950 a year in May 2018. Salaries ranged from less than $38,570 for the bottom 10 percent to $115,400 or more for the top 10 percent of all plant and soil scientists.  Plant and soil scientists working for the federal government earned average salaries of $85,990.

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