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Agricultural Engineer Salary Information

The salary statistics of agricultural engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of agricultural engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The agricultural engineers 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 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,510
25th Percentile Wage
$58,500
50th Percentile Wage
$73,640
75th Percentile Wage
$92,330
90th Percentile Wage
$117,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural engineers is $117,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,510. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 157% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,640-1.97%-0.49%
201575,0904.47%-
201471,730-3.79%-
201374,4500.60%-
201274,000--

Table 2. Agricultural Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural engineers in 6 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 engineers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $86,260. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $55,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$74,560
Wholesale Trade
$73,830
Manufacturing
$73,520
Educational Services
$55,330

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Agricultural Engineers by States

From the above tables we note that not only agricultural engineers 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 engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $44,010 to $108,500. The highest paying state for agricultural engineers is North Carolina with a median annual salary of $108,500. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $44,010. For more salary information of agricultural engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Carolina
$108,500
Iowa
$88,840
Washington
$88,140
Missouri
$82,390
Illinois
$79,540
California
$79,370
Tennessee
$78,570
Wisconsin
$77,070
Colorado
$77,020
Indiana
$76,920
Kansas
$75,740
Ohio
$75,490
Virginia
$74,100
South Carolina
$71,610
North Dakota
$67,550
Texas
$64,780
Pennsylvania
$63,200
Georgia
$59,320
South Dakota
$58,240
Idaho
$53,510
Puerto Rico
$45,120
Florida
$44,010


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