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Agricultural Products Graders and Sorter Salary Information

The salary statistics of graders and sorters, agricultural products are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of graders and sorters, agricultural products within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The graders and sorters, agricultural products 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 Products Graders and Sorter Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,660
25th Percentile Wage
$21,080
50th Percentile Wage
$23,340
75th Percentile Wage
$26,210
90th Percentile Wage
$32,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graders and sorters, agricultural products. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) graders and sorters, agricultural products is $32,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,660. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 76% 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 graders and sorters, agricultural products from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,340
3.51% 17.95%
2016
$22,520
6.31% -
2015
$21,100
5.64% -
2014
$19,910
3.47% -
2013
$19,220
0.36% -
2012
$19,150
- -

Table 2. Agricultural Products Graders and Sorter Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of graders and sorters, agricultural products 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 graders and sorters, agricultural products occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $33,600. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $20,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,600
Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,160
Retail Trade
$24,190
Wholesale Trade
$24,140
Manufacturing
$23,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$22,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,250
Transportation and Warehousing
$20,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products by States

From the above tables we note that not only graders and sorters, agricultural products 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 graders and sorters, agricultural products in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,360 to $38,190. The highest paying state for graders and sorters, agricultural products is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $38,190. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $18,360. For more salary information of graders and sorters, agricultural products profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$38,190
Kansas
$33,760
Minnesota
$32,890
Louisiana
$32,860
Nebraska
$31,280
Maryland
$30,640
Wisconsin
$30,160
Iowa
$29,210
South Dakota
$27,600
Missouri
$27,270
Delaware
$26,420
Maine
$26,300
Oklahoma
$25,930
Pennsylvania
$25,570
Washington
$24,940
Montana
$24,900
Vermont
$24,730
Kentucky
$24,690
Tennessee
$24,210
New York
$24,180
Illinois
$23,910
South Carolina
$23,900
Massachusetts
$23,870
Arkansas
$23,650
Ohio
$23,420
California
$23,280
Oregon
$23,100
Virginia
$23,090
Texas
$23,090
Mississippi
$23,060
New Jersey
$22,990
North Carolina
$22,900
Alabama
$22,650
Nevada
$22,460
Georgia
$21,750
Hawaii
$21,350
Michigan
$21,240
Arizona
$20,820
Indiana
$20,640
Colorado
$19,720
New Mexico
$19,410
Connecticut
$19,170
Florida
$18,910
Idaho
$18,360



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