Salary for Agricultural 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

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Agricultural technicians use their knowledge of life sciences including biology to assist agricultural scientists in the design, execution and analysis of agricultural experiments. They may prepare specimens, collect samples, record data and maintain laboratory equipment. A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum education requirement for this occupation.

An Agricultural Technician will normally get an average wage somewhere between 24000 and 36000 depending on seniority. Agricultural Technicians receive a compensation of Thirty Four Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Agricultural Technicians receive the highest pay in Indiana, where they can earn compensation, on average, of approximating $48380. People in this career group receive the highest salary in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they receive average pay levels of $44150.

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SALARY TREND
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.
INDUSTRIES
Agricultural 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
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