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

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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,880
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,300
Wholesale Trade
$53,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,170
Public Administration
$48,920
Educational Services
$44,820

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$36,780
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$41,960
Manufacturing
$42,350
Educational Services
$44,820
Public Administration
$48,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,170