This page gives average levels of nutrients as found by
Soil Control Lab in its analyses of more than 1,600 compost samples from the southwestern U.S. The values presented in the tables below are averages, and actual nutrient levels will
Compost Attribute Values
**EC5 is the electrical conductivity of a slurry composed of one part compost to five parts water by weight. Compost EC5 differs from the typical electrical conductivity measurement of soil (ECe) in that it is gravimetric as opposed
to volumetric, and, in most cases, requires more water to make the 1:5 slurry than what is required to make the ECe saturation paste. These differences make it such that the EC5 will almost always be lower than the ECe, and, difficult, if not impossible,
to correlate the two measures."