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Agricultural Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural engineer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,230
25th Percentile Wage
$68,230
50th Percentile Wage
$79,150
75th Percentile Wage
$93,820
90th Percentile Wage
$123,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $123,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural engineers is $57,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,150
5.80% 10.56%
2016
$74,560
2.71% -
2015
$72,540
2.22% -
2014
$70,930
0.20% -
2013
$70,790
0.00% -
2012
$70,790
- -

Compare Agricultural Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of agricultural engineers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $84,190. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $66,170). For detailed agricultural engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$84,190
Federal government, including USPS
$84,190
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$79,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,660
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,660
State government, including schools and hospitals
$67,000
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$66,170

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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