The salary statistics of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural and food scientist salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$37,800|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,090|
|50th Percentile Wage||$61,300|
|75th Percentile Wage||$84,830|
|90th Percentile Wage||$116,920|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of retail 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 $116,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $37,800.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists in four industries in the retail 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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers industry with an annual salary $66,390. The lowest paying industry is the electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry (annual salary $60,500). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers|| |
|Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores|| |
|Nonstore Retailers|| |
|Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .