Agronomist

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 $76,790 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.

Salary range
Average salary $76,790
salary range
$68,293
$76,790
$85,287
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
4% by 2020
4%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Agronomist are:
NSW
NSW 23.5%
VIC
VIC 26.6%
QLD
QLD 22.9%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for an Agronomist are:
  • 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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Starting out
Starting out

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