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

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

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,950
25th Percentile Wage
$31,560
50th Percentile Wage
$38,040
75th Percentile Wage
$49,520
90th Percentile Wage
$59,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians 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 science technicians is $59,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural and food science technicians is $25,950.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,0400.37%19.87%
201537,90015.04%-
201432,2003.04%-
201331,2202.37%-
201230,480--

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

The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians in six 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 science technician occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $38,230. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $30,890). For detailed agricultural and food science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,230
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$38,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,700
State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,820
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$36,530
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$30,890

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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