Agricultural and Food Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,360
25th Percentile Wage
$51,590
50th Percentile Wage
$66,180
75th Percentile Wage
$82,330
90th Percentile Wage
$108,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food scientists 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 and food scientists is $108,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food scientists is $40,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,1802.34%1.71%
201564,630-1.70%-
201465,7301.02%-
201365,0600.02%-
201265,050--

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food scientists 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 and food scientist occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $77,010. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $52,430). For detailed agricultural and food scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$77,010
Federal government, including USPS
$77,010
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$66,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,990
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,970
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$53,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,420
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,430

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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