How Much Do Agricultural Engineers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Agricultural Engineers

Agricultural Engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$101620 per year
Hourly wage
$49 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$51,160 to $62,700 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$25 to $30 per hour

Entry-level Agricultural Engineers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $51,160 to $62,700 per year or $25 to $30 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Agricultural Engineers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $80 $166,620
Senior (Top 25%) $51 $106,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $41 $84,410
Junior (Bottom 25%) $30 $62,700
No experience (Bottom 10%) $25 $51,160

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NE $51 $105,130
WI $49 $101,120
OH $44 $91,180
TX $44 $90,660
IL $44 $90,520
IN $43 $90,180
CA $42 $88,160
AL $42 $87,250
IA $40 $82,410
FL $39 $80,670

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Agricultural Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NE doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NE might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Agricultural Engineers are in the states of NE, WI, OH, TX and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Oil and Gas Extraction $114460 $55.03
Federal Executive Branch $96190 $46.24
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $88610 $42.60
Scientific Research and Development Services $87580 $42.10
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $82140 $39.49
Machinery Manufacturing $80810 $38.85
Local Government $75930 $36.51
State Government $71550 $34.40
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $63920 $30.73

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