Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, botany graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $76,366, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,972. The median grad salary is $46,218.

Botany graduate salaries over time

Within five years of graduation, the average salary is $36,347.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for botany graduates

The highest paying careers for botany graduates are soil and plant scientist, agronomist and agricultural and food science technician, with top salaries averaging around $52,378.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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