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

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,720
25th Percentile Wage
$27,280
50th Percentile Wage
$35,100
75th Percentile Wage
$47,720
90th Percentile Wage
$61,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians 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 science technicians is $61,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food science technicians is $22,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,1002.51%5.36%
201534,2201.99%-
201433,540-0.78%-
201333,8001.72%-
201233,220--

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians in six 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 science technician occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $38,800. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $29,030). For detailed agricultural and food science technician 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
$38,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$38,770
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$32,320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$29,040
Testing Laboratories
$29,030

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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