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Agricultural Inspectors Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,470
25th Percentile Wage
$32,860
50th Percentile Wage
$43,390
75th Percentile Wage
$52,890
90th Percentile Wage
$65,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural inspectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural inspectors is $65,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,470. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 inspectors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,390
1.36% 2.83%
2016
$42,800
-1.36% -
2015
$43,380
0.67% -
2014
$43,090
0.95% -
2013
$42,680
1.22% -
2012
$42,160
- -

Table 2. Agricultural Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural inspectors in 9 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 inspectors occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $56,470. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $30,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,470
Wholesale Trade
$44,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,530
Educational Services
$40,380
Manufacturing
$38,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,410
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,010
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Agricultural Inspectors by States

From the above tables we note that not only agricultural inspectors 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 inspectors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,730 to $78,090. The highest paying state for agricultural inspectors is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $78,090. The lowest paying state is Nevada with a median annual salary of $27,730. For more salary information of agricultural inspectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$78,090
Massachusetts
$71,680
New York
$63,440
Vermont
$62,110
New Jersey
$58,200
Michigan
$53,720
Pennsylvania
$52,870
Illinois
$52,820
Iowa
$50,180
Ohio
$49,860
Louisiana
$49,770
Hawaii
$49,220
Texas
$48,820
Puerto Rico
$46,830
Maryland
$46,770
Washington
$46,380
Delaware
$46,090
Alabama
$44,750
Nebraska
$44,750
Missouri
$44,680
Colorado
$44,030
Wisconsin
$44,000
California
$43,410
Arkansas
$43,400
Kansas
$42,720
Mississippi
$42,690
Tennessee
$42,050
North Carolina
$42,050
Virginia
$41,410
Indiana
$41,020
Maine
$40,970
Georgia
$40,680
Kentucky
$40,680
South Carolina
$40,670
Oregon
$40,070
Minnesota
$38,590
New Mexico
$37,640
Idaho
$37,300
Oklahoma
$35,610
West Virginia
$35,290
Arizona
$34,340
North Dakota
$33,760
Utah
$30,920
Montana
$30,630
South Dakota
$30,430
Florida
$29,780
Nevada
$27,730



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