The salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural and food science technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$27,040|
|25th Percentile Wage||$32,560|
|50th Percentile Wage||$39,450|
|75th Percentile Wage||$48,050|
|90th Percentile Wage||$59,110|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians 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 science technicians is $59,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food science technicians is $27,040.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians 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 science technician occupations is the beverage manufacturing industry with an annual salary $44,960. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $33,780). For detailed agricultural and food science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Beverage Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing|| |
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging|| |
|Animal Food Manufacturing|| |
|Dairy Product Manufacturing|| |
|Grain and Oilseed Milling|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing|| |
|Other Food Manufacturing|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing|| |
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .