Agricultural/​Horticultural Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Ahuwhenua

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Agricultural/horticultural scientists study farm animals, soils, pastures and crops to improve their yield, health and quality, and to prevent pests and disease.

Pay

Agricultural/horticultural scientists usually start on

$55K-$67K per year

Agricultural/horticultural scientists with several years' experience usually earn

$70K-$100K per year

Source: Massey University, 2016

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an agricultural/horticultural scientist are good for scientists working on ways to increase agricultural productivity and sustainability, and average for those without this experience.
A scientist in a greenhouse, measuring the growth of a potted clover plant

Agricultural/horticultural scientists may specialise in plant research (Photo: AgResearch)

Last updated 2 September 2016