Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,950
25th Percentile Wage
$42,790
50th Percentile Wage
$52,870
75th Percentile Wage
$67,530
90th Percentile Wage
$83,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of educational 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 $83,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $34,950.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,870
1.34% 10.06%
2016
$52,160
1.09% -
2015
$51,590
1.42% -
2014
$50,860
4.74% -
2013
$48,450
1.86% -
2012
$47,550
- -

Compare Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists in seven industries in the educational 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $62,700. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,490). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$62,700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,610
Educational Services - Privately owned
$62,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,910
Educational Services
$52,870
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,520
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,490

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying industries for agricultural and food scientists.