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Highest Paying Industries for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

The top 46 highest paying industries for agricultural and food science technicians (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 $48,230, colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned is the highest paying industry for agricultural and food science technicians. It is followed by educational services - privately owned industry (average annual salary $48,230). 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 and food science technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 46 Highest Paying Industries for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$48,230
610
2 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,230
610
3 Administrative and Support Services
$43,470
60
4 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,480
770
5 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$41,740
200
6 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,520
70
7 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$39,370
430
8 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$38,610
1,540
9 Wholesale Trade
$38,160
1,420
10 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$37,890
570
11 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$37,690
100
12 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$37,520
1,210
13 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$37,200
510
14 Beverage Manufacturing
$37,160
500
15 Chemical Manufacturing
$37,040
110
16 Other Food Manufacturing
$36,940
1,000
17 Animal Food Manufacturing
$36,480
350
18 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,420
5,150
19 Educational Services
$36,210
5,260
20 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,160
180
21 Manufacturing
$35,420
6,750
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$35,300
2,050
23 Scientific Research and Development Services
$35,300
2,050
24 Food Manufacturing
$35,240
6,130
25 Educational Services - State government owned
$35,210
4,550
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$35,200
4,540
27 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$34,880
390
28 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$34,200
1,000
29 State government, including schools and hospitals
$34,000
5,750
30 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$33,950
490
31 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$33,910
6,030
32 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$33,580
300
33 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,540
3,970
34 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$32,530
210
35 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$32,200
1,380
36 Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,200
1,380
37 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$32,170
1,100
38 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$30,930
1,200
39 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$30,160
820
40 Testing Laboratories
$29,840
800
41 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$29,790
1,050
42 Support Activities for Animal Production
$29,730
720
43 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$29,580
840
44 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$29,580
840
45 Educational Services - Local government owned
$28,400
100
46 Support Activities for Crop Production
$28,360
n/a
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