2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$63920||$30.73|