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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,580
25th Percentile Wage
$32,320
50th Percentile Wage
$42,800
75th Percentile Wage
$52,060
90th Percentile Wage
$63,840

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 $63,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,580. 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 140% 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 inspectors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,800-1.36%1.50%
201543,3800.67%-
201443,0900.95%-
201342,6801.22%-
201242,160--

Table 2. Agricultural Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural inspectors 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 inspectors occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $47,140. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $30,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$47,140
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,040
Manufacturing
$41,290
Wholesale Trade
$40,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,010
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,430
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,330

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 $75,890. The highest paying state for agricultural inspectors is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $75,890. 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
$75,890
New York
$61,560
New Jersey
$55,830
Michigan
$53,720
Illinois
$52,080
Pennsylvania
$50,710
Washington
$50,590
Louisiana
$49,440
Iowa
$49,360
Hawaii
$49,220
Maryland
$48,120
Texas
$48,030
Puerto Rico
$46,830
Ohio
$45,690
Delaware
$45,370
Nebraska
$45,370
South Dakota
$44,390
Virginia
$44,250
Wisconsin
$44,220
Arkansas
$44,050
Missouri
$44,040
Mississippi
$42,690
Minnesota
$42,470
North Carolina
$41,360
Indiana
$41,020
Kansas
$40,320
California
$40,040
Georgia
$40,030
Kentucky
$40,030
South Carolina
$40,030
Maine
$39,310
Oregon
$37,500
Idaho
$37,020
New Mexico
$36,970
Arizona
$34,620
North Dakota
$31,620
Utah
$30,920
Montana
$29,940
Florida
$28,440
Nevada
$27,730


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