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

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

Agricultural Graders

Agricultural Graders grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.

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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
$29620 per year
Hourly wage
$14 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$20,340 to $25,170 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $20,340 to $25,170 per year or $10 to $12 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 Products Graders and Sorters 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%) $17 $36,040
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $31,120
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $28,220
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $25,170
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $20,340

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
ND $17 $35,530
LA $16 $34,150
ME $16 $34,080
IA $16 $33,760
KS $16 $33,610
NY $16 $32,610
WI $16 $32,520
MO $15 $31,900
MN $15 $31,190
MD $15 $30,940

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Agricultural Graders are in the states of ND, LA, ME, IA and KS.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Dairy Product Manufacturing $36690 $17.64
Management of Companies and Enterprises $36410 $17.50
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $36220 $17.41
Warehousing and Storage $34770 $16.72
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33710 $16.20
State Government $32740 $15.74
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $31330 $15.06
Support Activities for Crop Production $30960 $14.89
Federal Executive Branch $30960 $14.89
Grain and Oilseed Milling $30450 $14.64
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $28670 $13.78
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $28610 $13.76
Employment Services $28510 $13.71
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $28270 $13.59
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $28220 $13.57
Other Food Manufacturing $27620 $13.28
Food and Beverage Stores $26630 $12.80
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging $25120 $12.08

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