Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians amongst Pennsylvania areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,630
25th Percentile Wage
$31,110
50th Percentile Wage
$38,590
75th Percentile Wage
$47,320
90th Percentile Wage
$56,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.80
25th Percentile Wage
$14.96
50th Percentile Wage
$18.55
75th Percentile Wage
$22.75
90th Percentile Wage
$27.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.25. The median hourly salary is $18.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.80.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,5903.11%7.85%
201537,390-6.29%-
201439,74010.04%-
201335,7500.53%-
201235,560--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $29,620 to $68,350. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $68,350. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $42,700). The lowest paying area is State College with a median annual salary of $29,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$68,350
Philadelphia
$42,700
Pittsburgh
$42,010
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$37,800
Lebanon
$34,360
Lancaster
$33,260
State College
$29,620


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