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Agricultural Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,600
25th Percentile Wage
$67,340
50th Percentile Wage
$79,800
75th Percentile Wage
$105,420
90th Percentile Wage
$127,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 engineers is $127,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural engineers is $54,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,800-7.01%-6.25%
201585,39010.52%-
201476,410-7.72%-
201382,310-3.01%-
201284,790--

Compare Agricultural Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of agricultural engineers in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for agricultural engineer occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $103,370. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $71,230). For detailed agricultural engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$103,370
Engineering Services
$98,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$95,100
Testing Laboratories
$82,330
Scientific Research and Development Services
$80,630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$80,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$71,230

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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