Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,300
2.51% 8.06%
2016
$59,760
1.72% -
2015
$58,730
-4.15% -
2014
$61,170
-0.75% -
2013
$61,630
8.55% -
2012
$56,360
- -

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

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
$66,390
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$66,390
Nonstore Retailers
$60,790
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$60,500

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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