Agricultural/​Horticultural Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Ahuwhenua

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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


Agricultural/horticultural scientists usually start on

$60K-$65K per year

Agricultural/horticultural scientists with several years' experience usually earn

$66K-$100K per year

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an agricultural/horticultural scientist are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
A scientist at a work bench inside a greenhouse, measuring the growth of a potted clover plant

Agricultural scientists may specialise in plant research (Photo courtesy of AgResearch)

Last updated 21 April 2016