Salary for Agricultural Inspectors

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Also known as:  Cattle Examiner, Cattle Inspector, Grain Sampler, Meat and Poultry Inspector, Milk Tester, Wheat Inspector helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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

A Agricultural Inspector can receive an average pay level of between $29,430 - $72,310 based on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of of fourty-eight thousand six hundred and twenty dollars each year.

can get the highest pay in New York, which has average job salaries of close to $64,330. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has an average salary rate of $64,880.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.37 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services