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Highest Paying States for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of agricultural and food science technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $61,090, New Jersey is the highest paying state for agricultural and food science technicians. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $49,930). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of agricultural and food science technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$61,090
$34,840 280
2 Massachusetts
$49,930
$27,660 100
3 Wyoming
$46,750
$30,650 40
4 Alabama
$45,780
$27,360 100
5 New York
$45,750
$23,300 930
6 North Dakota
$44,240
$29,760 170
7 Iowa
$42,900
$27,060 1,360
8 New Mexico
$42,630
$27,740 120
9 Maryland
$42,400
$27,050 280
10 Minnesota
$41,570
$26,990 1,020
11 Louisiana
$41,350
$25,530 170
12 California
$38,740
$24,280 2,840
13 Pennsylvania
$38,590
$26,630 570
14 Oregon
$38,580
$25,720 670
15 Illinois
$38,270
$22,800 710
16 Kansas
$38,080
$26,330 360
17 Alaska
$37,770
$31,750 0
18 Indiana
$37,650
$26,520 630
19 Michigan
$37,580
$24,460 240
20 Utah
$37,310
$24,910 100
21 Wisconsin
$37,260
$25,810 1,120
22 South Carolina
$37,120
$27,890 140
23 Oklahoma
$36,840
$25,810 290
24 Arkansas
$36,750
$24,390 580
25 Vermont
$36,600
$31,100 90
26 Nebraska
$36,570
$26,940 460
27 Washington
$36,410
$25,720 330
28 Ohio
$35,680
$26,210 510
29 Florida
$35,430
$26,090 210
30 Arizona
$34,930
$22,400 160
31 Virginia
$34,770
$24,300 360
32 Texas
$34,370
$18,520 1,930
33 Delaware
$34,120
$26,340 40
34 Virgin Islands
$33,980
$21,340 30
35 Missouri
$33,940
$24,980 450
36 Mississippi
$33,870
$21,020 220
37 Georgia
$33,600
$23,100 610
38 North Carolina
$33,250
$24,470 500
39 Colorado
$32,660
$21,720 180
40 Idaho
$31,960
$21,420 450
41 Kentucky
$31,380
$17,390 340
42 Tennessee
$29,670
$25,080 350
43 South Dakota
$27,900
$20,010 250

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of agricultural and food science technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for agricultural and food science technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.