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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,280
25th Percentile Wage
$61,850
50th Percentile Wage
$74,780
75th Percentile Wage
$91,410
90th Percentile Wage
$114,880

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 $114,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,280. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% 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 engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,780
1.52% 1.04%
2016
$73,640
-1.97% -
2015
$75,090
4.47% -
2014
$71,730
-3.79% -
2013
$74,450
0.60% -
2012
$74,000
- -

Table 2. Agricultural Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural engineers in 7 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 $61,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,260
Federal, State, and Local Government
$79,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,310
Wholesale Trade
$75,580
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$71,080
Manufacturing
$66,920
Educational Services
$61,430

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 $45,120 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 Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $45,120. 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
Texas
$108,250
Washington
$88,140
Iowa
$83,740
Missouri
$82,390
Nebraska
$81,160
Illinois
$81,130
Colorado
$80,110
Tennessee
$78,570
Arizona
$78,390
Wisconsin
$77,070
Kansas
$75,740
Ohio
$75,630
California
$75,310
Maryland
$75,040
Indiana
$74,850
Virginia
$74,100
Pennsylvania
$72,090
South Carolina
$71,610
Florida
$68,610
Kentucky
$68,200
North Dakota
$67,550
Idaho
$65,560
Arkansas
$64,280
Utah
$63,230
Georgia
$59,320
South Dakota
$51,800
Puerto Rico
$45,120



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