Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural and food scientist salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,490
25th Percentile Wage
$45,250
50th Percentile Wage
$59,360
75th Percentile Wage
$77,720
90th Percentile Wage
$102,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural and food scientists is $102,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $35,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,3600.71%6.12%
201558,9401.32%-
201458,1603.42%-
201356,1700.78%-
201255,730--

Compare Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists in 14 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for agricultural and food scientist occupations is the other food manufacturing industry with an annual salary $61,430. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $53,500). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Food Manufacturing
$61,430
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$60,640
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$60,450
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$60,450
Animal Food Manufacturing
$60,110
Chemical Manufacturing
$59,790
Food Manufacturing
$59,210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,160
Beverage Manufacturing
$59,060
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$58,860
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$57,930
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,640
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$57,560
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,500

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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