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Agronomist

Agronomists are responsible for managing and reviewing small-scale farming research projects and may choose to specialise in fields such as soil erosion or infestation. The average salary of an Agronomist is $85,249 per annum.

As an Agronomist, you'll study the ways crops can be cultivated and altered to improve their quality and productivity. Working closely with farmers, Agronomists divide their time between the lab and the field.

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Average salary
$85,249 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Min average salary
$75,000 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Max average salary
$95,499 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 3% more Agricultural and Forestry Scientists employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to November 2015)


Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as an Agronomist are:

  • NSW: 34.7%
  • QLD: 24.5%
  • VIC: 15.9%

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Key skills required
  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Enjoy agriculture and the environment
  • Able to make accurate observations
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Source: myfuture.edu.au

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