Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,100
25th Percentile Wage
$50,910
50th Percentile Wage
$63,910
75th Percentile Wage
$89,350
90th Percentile Wage
$120,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $120,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $41,100.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,910
1.19% 2.55%
2016
$63,150
2.60% -
2015
$61,510
-1.19% -
2014
$62,240
0.77% -
2013
$61,760
-0.84% -
2012
$62,280
- -

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists in eleven industries in the wholesale trade 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 drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $75,390. The lowest paying industry is the chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $55,150). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$75,390
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,950
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$71,150
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$67,810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,140
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$63,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$63,830
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$61,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$61,090
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$55,150

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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