Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Botany Requirements

Botany is the scientific study of plants. Four years of university and a Bachelor's degree are the minimum requirements for most careers in botany. With these, positions are available as laboratory technicians or technical assistants in education, industry, government, museums, parks and botanical gardens. As in other fields, a wider range of positions are available with more education and experience. A Ph.D is required for most teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.

Botany Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Botany degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Botany degrees have experience in is Soil and Plant Scientist, followed by Conservation Scientist, Arborist, Environmental Consultant, Barista, Greenhouse Technician, Diplomat, Consultant, Organic Farmer, and Biologist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Soil and Plant Scientist 3.8% 0.0% 321.6×
Conservation Scientist 5.0% 0.0% 109.9×
Arborist 1.1% 0.0% 44.4×
Environmental Consultant 3.1% 0.0% 91.6×
Barista 3.4% 0.8% 4.0×
Greenhouse Technician 1.1% 0.0% 46.8×
Diplomat 1.0% 0.0% 27.0×
Consultant 2.6% 0.8% 3.4×
Organic Farmer 1.1% 0.0% 27.0×
Biologist 1.7% 0.3% 5.5×

Botany Salary

Botany graduates earn on average $37k, putting them in the 40th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $26k
Median (average earners) $37k
75th (top earners) $40k

Botany Underemployment

Botany graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 21%
Part-Time 15%
Low-paying 6%

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