Agricultural Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agricultural engineer salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Agricultural Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural engineers is $99,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agricultural engineers is $42,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-9.86% -6.35%
-3.11% -
5.16% -
-1.34% -
2.32% -
- -

Compare Agricultural Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of agricultural engineers in twelve industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for agricultural engineer occupations is the sugar and confectionery product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $91,900. The lowest paying industry is the grain and oilseed milling industry (annual salary $60,760). For detailed agricultural engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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