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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $61,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,930. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of agricultural and food science technicians in 10 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 wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $45,460. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $33,010).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
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 $27,900 to $61,090. The highest paying state for agricultural and food science technicians is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $61,090. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $27,900. 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|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |