Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians amongst Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,520
25th Percentile Wage
$24,830
50th Percentile Wage
$34,370
75th Percentile Wage
$44,070
90th Percentile Wage
$53,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.90
25th Percentile Wage
$11.94
50th Percentile Wage
$16.53
75th Percentile Wage
$21.19
90th Percentile Wage
$25.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.94. The median hourly salary is $16.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.90.

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
201634,3705.91%13.91%
201532,3401.98%-
201431,7001.55%-
201331,2105.19%-
201229,590--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of Texas ranges from $26,120 to $42,670. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $42,670. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Lubbock (mean annual salary $40,210). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $26,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$42,670
Lubbock
$40,210
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,720
Amarillo
$36,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$35,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$34,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,190
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,790
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$31,400
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,990
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,610
Waco
$28,990
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$26,120



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