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Highest Paying Industries for Agricultural Engineers

The top 27 highest paying industries for agricultural engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $85,250, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for agricultural engineers. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $81,080). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of agricultural engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 27 Highest Paying Industries for Agricultural Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$85,250
110
2 Federal government, including USPS
$81,080
350
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,080
350
4 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$77,070
420
5 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$76,960
40
6 Engineering Services
$76,440
390
7 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,410
840
8 Scientific Research and Development Services
$75,210
90
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,710
90
10 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,270
190
11 Food Manufacturing
$73,180
290
12 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$73,010
110
13 Manufacturing
$71,900
630
14 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$70,930
620
15 Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,930
620
16 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$69,390
50
17 Machinery Manufacturing
$68,880
270
18 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$68,000
220
19 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$67,700
50
20 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,740
n/a
21 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,740
n/a
22 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,790
850
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$51,930
230
24 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,930
230
25 Educational Services - State government owned
$51,930
230
26 Educational Services
$51,930
230
27 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,990
410
See also: Highest paying cities for agricultural engineers.