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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,120
25th Percentile Wage
$31,550
50th Percentile Wage
$37,010
75th Percentile Wage
$46,850
90th Percentile Wage
$65,320

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 $65,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,010
1.62% 7.11%
2016
$36,410
0.52% -
2015
$36,220
4.31% -
2014
$34,660
1.67% -
2013
$34,080
-0.88% -
2012
$34,380
- -

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 $42,770. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Washington is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,770. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $39,890). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,770
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$39,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$39,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$38,700
Yakima
$36,830
Olympia
$36,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$35,990
Tacoma
$35,140
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,850




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