Agricultural Engineer Salary

agricultural-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgAgricultural engineers use the knowledge of biology and engineering to improve agricultural production with regards to soil and water conservation, electrification, power and machinery, structures, and the processing of agricultural products.

Salary

The average annual salary of agricultural engineers is $77,370. The median salary is $74,000. The bottom 10% earns on average $44,750 while the top 10% earns $115,680.

The best industries for employment are architecture, engineering, and related services (420 employed; $82,600 average); the federal executive branch (390; $82,250); and agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing (330; $67,960). The top paying industry is computer systems design and related services, paying $107,470 on average.

The top three paying states are Georgia ($97,130), Texas ($82,500), and Missouri ($82,030).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of agricultural engineers is expected to increase by 5% between 2012 and 2022, which is slower than average.

Agricultural Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
California $53,720 $73,790 $96,910 $76,210
Colorado $52,780 $70,330 $112,110 $74,560
Florida $32,330 $41,400 $69,700 $45,980
Georgia $57,420 $102,880 $120,190 $97,130
Idaho $41,140 $53,510 $91,410 $60,390
Illinois $43,540 $67,950 $102,790 $71,000
Indiana $47,790 $67,300 $92,730 $69,330
Iowa $47,610 $69,490 $102,910 $71,810
Kansas $54,280 $71,960 $93,700 $73,540
Missouri $57,420 $82,390 $97,030 $82,030
North Dakota $46,460 $67,550 $89,460 $67,370
Ohio $53,570 $80,500 $110,240 $79,880
Pennsylvania $43,030 $63,490 $93,620 $66,780
South Carolina $28,470 $71,610 $92,760 $63,170
South Dakota $38,450 $59,530 $82,870 $59,540
Tennessee $60,990 $76,440 $103,730 $78,310
Texas $50,490 $86,120 $112,520 $82,500
Washington $37,960 $74,210 $106,490 $71,900
Wisconsin $47,720 $72,770 $110,530 $75,570