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
$25,060
25th Percentile Wage
$30,360
50th Percentile Wage
$37,510
75th Percentile Wage
$46,310
90th Percentile Wage
$56,300

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 $56,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food science technicians is $25,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,5101.87%6.29%
201536,8103.78%-
201435,420-0.56%-
201335,6201.32%-
201235,150--

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians in twelve 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 $46,170. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $30,400). 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
$46,170
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$46,130
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$44,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$39,560
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$38,850
Animal Food Manufacturing
$38,090
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$37,810
Other Food Manufacturing
$36,980
Food Manufacturing
$36,850
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$35,990
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$34,340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$30,400

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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