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Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,540
25th Percentile Wage
$51,190
50th Percentile Wage
$69,410
75th Percentile Wage
$95,740
90th Percentile Wage
$127,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists 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 and food scientists is $127,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $38,540.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,410
1.21% 9.81%
2016
$68,570
1.76% -
2015
$67,360
5.08% -
2014
$63,940
-0.23% -
2013
$64,090
2.32% -
2012
$62,600
- -

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists 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 and food scientist occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $75,110. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $54,570). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$75,110
Scientific Research and Development Services
$75,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$67,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$64,050
Engineering Services
$61,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,750
Testing Laboratories
$54,570

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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