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
$36,830
25th Percentile Wage
$46,680
50th Percentile Wage
$59,730
75th Percentile Wage
$78,410
90th Percentile Wage
$102,980

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 $102,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $36,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,730
0.62% 6.70%
2016
$59,360
0.71% -
2015
$58,940
1.32% -
2014
$58,160
3.42% -
2013
$56,170
0.78% -
2012
$55,730
- -

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists in 19 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 paper manufacturing industry with an annual salary $76,200. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $54,320). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Paper Manufacturing
$76,200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$76,200
Tobacco Manufacturing
$72,460
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$65,700
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,270
Animal Food Manufacturing
$63,430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$63,130
Other Food Manufacturing
$61,540
Beverage Manufacturing
$60,310
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$60,050
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,490
Food Manufacturing
$59,400
Chemical Manufacturing
$58,370
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$58,190
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$58,050
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$58,050
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$55,580
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$55,390
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$54,320

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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