Salary for Agricultural Engineers

Also known as:  Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Production Engineer, Agricultural Research Engineer, Farm Equipment Engineer, Research Agricultural Engineer

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Agricultural engineers use hydrological, structural and mechanical engineering skills to determine water quality needs, assess river management techniques and determine site appropriateness for agricultural enterprises. They design food processing plants, food and grain storage facilities, and animal shelter and loading devices. In addition, they may test existing equipment to ensure its viability, provide project sketches, budgets, and timelines, and serve supervisory positions in food processing and manufacturing facilities, and during the development process of agricultural sites. A minimum of a four-year college degree is required for these positions, although many agricultural engineers also have their Master's or Doctorate degrees.

A Agricultural Engineer earns salaries somewhere between $51,160 - $166,620 depending on experience and talent. get an average salary of one hundred and one thousand six hundred and twenty dollars per annum.

can get the highest pay in Nebraska, where they receive compensation, on average, of just about $105,130. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn average pay levels of $114,460.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 54.01 percent nationwide in that time.

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Agricultural Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$114,460
Public Administration
$86,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,130
Manufacturing
$84,970
Wholesale Trade
$67,910
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$64,320

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$63,920
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$64,320
Wholesale Trade
$67,910
Manufacturing
$84,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,130
Public Administration
$86,410