Salary for Agricultural Inspectors

Also known as:  Cattle Examiner, Cattle Inspector, Grain Sampler, Meat and Poultry Inspector, Milk Tester, Wheat Inspector

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Agricultural inspectors play an important role in maintaining safety of those who produce crops. They insure that these business comply with all state and federal laws and regulations that govern the health, quality and safety of meat, eggs, poultry, vegetables and fruit. The plants are also inspected to ensure they are up to standards. Inspectors must make regular visits to a facility to determine the findings for a report. Additionally inspectors must ensure that the health and wellness of the livestock is up to par. It is necessary to have a 2-year college degree to work as an Agriculture inspector, though a 4-year degree is preferred

An Agricultural Inspector can get an average pay level of between 24000 and 36000 depending on education and experience. Agricultural Inspectors usually receive a compensation of Thirty Eight Thousand dollars on an annual basis.

Agricultural Inspectors can expect the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they can get average compensation of near $66290. People in this career are compensated highest in Wholesale Trade, where they earn normal pay levels of $50820.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.72 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Agricultural Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $50,820
Wholesale Trade $46,690
Public Administration $43,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises $42,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,450
Transportation and Warehousing $38,020
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $25,610
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $36,280
Transportation and Warehousing $38,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises $42,100
Public Administration $43,650
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