Salary for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Also known as:  Agriculture Technician, Agronomy Technician, Artificial Breeding Technician, Cotton Program Technician, Dairy Lab Technician, Dairy Technician, Dairy Technologist, Feed Mill Lab Technician, Feed Research Technician, Food Quality Technician helps science and professional engineers find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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These technicians assist agricultural and food scientists in research regarding the disease resistance, processing and production of food and agricultural products, and may assist in animal breeding programs. Their role may include the development of new technologies, or the improvement of existing technologies and processes used in these activities.

An Agricultural or Food Science Technician earns an average salary somewhere between 24000 and 36000 based on education and experience. Agricultural and Food Science Technicians will most likely earn an average compensation of Thirty Four Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians obtain the most salary in Indiana, where they get pay of close to about $48380. These professionals have the highest pay levels in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn an average salary rate of $44150.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.13 percent nationwide in that time.
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $44,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $40,060
Educational Services $36,030
Manufacturing $35,860
Retail Trade $35,760
Public Administration $34,430
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,280
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,200
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $31,720
Transportation and Warehousing $32,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,130
Wholesale Trade $33,670