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Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The agricultural and food science technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,350
25th Percentile Wage
$32,070
50th Percentile Wage
$39,910
75th Percentile Wage
$49,920
90th Percentile Wage
$62,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural and food science technicians is $62,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,350. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,910
5.91% 14.63%
2016
$37,550
2.85% -
2015
$36,480
3.67% -
2014
$35,140
1.00% -
2013
$34,790
2.07% -
2012
$34,070
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Table 2. Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for agricultural and food science technicians occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $47,590. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $34,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,590
Wholesale Trade
$46,260
Educational Services
$43,390
Manufacturing
$39,450
Retail Trade
$39,250
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,280
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,480

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only agricultural and food science technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,210 to $63,190. The highest paying state for agricultural and food science technicians is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $63,190. The lowest paying state is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $25,210. For more salary information of agricultural and food science technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$63,190
Massachusetts
$55,910
New York
$47,110
Alabama
$46,760
Wyoming
$46,750
Vermont
$46,190
Hawaii
$45,750
Iowa
$45,410
North Dakota
$44,830
Colorado
$43,790
Georgia
$43,010
New Hampshire
$42,760
Minnesota
$42,300
California
$41,940
Kansas
$41,370
Montana
$40,640
Texas
$40,320
Kentucky
$39,830
Maryland
$39,760
Indiana
$39,340
Tennessee
$39,070
Oregon
$38,780
Illinois
$38,770
Pennsylvania
$38,310
Virginia
$38,220
Nebraska
$38,010
New Mexico
$38,010
Alaska
$37,770
Utah
$37,770
Arkansas
$37,670
Oklahoma
$37,530
Wisconsin
$37,510
South Carolina
$37,120
Washington
$37,010
Michigan
$36,880
North Carolina
$36,780
Ohio
$36,770
Florida
$36,420
Missouri
$35,940
Idaho
$35,880
Arizona
$35,400
Maine
$35,220
Mississippi
$35,070
Delaware
$34,120
Louisiana
$33,770
Virgin Islands
$30,760
West Virginia
$30,450
Puerto Rico
$29,800
South Dakota
$27,650
Connecticut
$25,210



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