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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 $63,190, New Jersey is the highest paying state for agricultural and food science technicians. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $55,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$63,190
$35,220 250
2 Massachusetts
$55,910
$33,370 130
3 New York
$47,110
$25,260 1,080
4 Alabama
$46,760
$30,820 110
5 Wyoming
$46,750
$30,650 40
6 Vermont
$46,190
$31,760 90
7 Hawaii
$45,750
$32,880 40
8 Iowa
$45,410
$28,090 1,790
9 North Dakota
$44,830
$32,570 170
10 Colorado
$43,790
$29,130 60
11 Georgia
$43,010
$25,590 730
12 New Hampshire
$42,760
$24,130 0
13 Minnesota
$42,300
$29,610 930
14 California
$41,940
$26,560 3,640
15 Kansas
$41,370
$27,270 370
16 Montana
$40,640
$28,540 50
17 Texas
$40,320
$23,880 1,170
18 Kentucky
$39,830
$27,580 180
19 Maryland
$39,760
$25,540 330
20 Indiana
$39,340
$27,900 580
21 Tennessee
$39,070
$25,920 160
22 Oregon
$38,780
$27,440 680
23 Illinois
$38,770
$27,700 570
24 Pennsylvania
$38,310
$27,270 640
25 Virginia
$38,220
$25,650 480
26 Nebraska
$38,010
$27,110 640
27 New Mexico
$38,010
$25,910 70
28 Alaska
$37,770
$31,750 0
29 Utah
$37,770
$25,100 80
30 Arkansas
$37,670
$25,320 620
31 Oklahoma
$37,530
$26,420 120
32 Wisconsin
$37,510
$25,510 1,220
33 South Carolina
$37,120
$27,890 140
34 Washington
$37,010
$27,120 270
35 Michigan
$36,880
$25,330 220
36 North Carolina
$36,780
$27,740 400
37 Ohio
$36,770
$27,440 600
38 Florida
$36,420
$25,930 350
39 Missouri
$35,940
$25,980 590
40 Idaho
$35,880
$24,920 410
41 Arizona
$35,400
$23,980 180
42 Maine
$35,220
$26,070 40
43 Mississippi
$35,070
$25,500 230
44 Delaware
$34,120
$26,340 40
45 Louisiana
$33,770
$20,680 370
46 Virgin Islands
$30,760
$22,090 40
47 West Virginia
$30,450
$21,080 40
48 Puerto Rico
$29,800
$18,870 40
49 South Dakota
$27,650
$19,250 220
50 Connecticut
$25,210
$21,010 0
See also: Highest paying industries for agricultural and food science technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.