Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,450
4.92% 10.90%
2016
$37,510
1.87% -
2015
$36,810
3.78% -
2014
$35,420
-0.56% -
2013
$35,620
1.32% -
2012
$35,150
- -

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

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
$44,960
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$44,950
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$44,110
Animal Food Manufacturing
$41,380
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$41,180
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$40,910
Chemical Manufacturing
$40,660
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$40,250
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$39,720
Other Food Manufacturing
$39,000
Food Manufacturing
$38,880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$37,280
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$37,200
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$33,780

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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