Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians among Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,720
25th Percentile Wage
$30,150
50th Percentile Wage
$36,410
75th Percentile Wage
$46,680
90th Percentile Wage
$65,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.36
25th Percentile Wage
$14.49
50th Percentile Wage
$17.50
75th Percentile Wage
$22.44
90th Percentile Wage
$31.50

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.50. The median hourly salary is $17.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,4100.52%5.58%
201536,2204.31%-
201434,6601.67%-
201334,080-0.88%-
201234,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of Washington ranges from $33,850 to $39,890. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $39,890. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $38,580). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$39,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$38,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$38,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$37,330
Olympia
$36,800
Yakima
$36,280
Tacoma
$35,140
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,850



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