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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural Products Graders and Sorter Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,260
25th Percentile Wage
$20,430
50th Percentile Wage
$22,520
75th Percentile Wage
$26,240
90th Percentile Wage
$33,750

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 $33,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,260. 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 84% 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 graders and sorters, agricultural products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,5206.31%14.96%
201521,1005.64%-
201419,9103.47%-
201319,2200.36%-
201219,150--

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

The average salaries of graders and sorters, agricultural products in 8 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 $30,850. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $20,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,750
Manufacturing
$23,590
Wholesale Trade
$23,090
Retail Trade
$22,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$21,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,610
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$20,820

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 $18,650 to $34,350. The highest paying state for graders and sorters, agricultural products is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $34,350. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $18,650. 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
$34,350
Virginia
$32,780
Louisiana
$32,310
Kansas
$32,030
Maryland
$29,850
Nebraska
$29,720
Minnesota
$29,450
Wisconsin
$28,880
Washington
$28,210
Maine
$28,080
Iowa
$27,900
Ohio
$27,740
South Dakota
$27,450
Missouri
$25,800
Pennsylvania
$25,570
Oklahoma
$25,290
Tennessee
$24,610
Vermont
$23,790
Kentucky
$23,530
Illinois
$23,080
Alabama
$22,920
Arkansas
$22,800
Nevada
$22,460
Mississippi
$22,290
South Carolina
$22,100
Arizona
$22,070
California
$22,000
Texas
$21,980
Georgia
$21,960
North Carolina
$21,940
New Jersey
$21,850
Hawaii
$21,350
Massachusetts
$20,820
Oregon
$20,490
New York
$20,190
Indiana
$19,960
New Mexico
$19,870
Michigan
$19,260
Connecticut
$19,170
Colorado
$18,880
Florida
$18,770
Idaho
$18,650



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