2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Agricultural Inspectors inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Agricultural Inspectors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,430 to $34,920 per year or $14 to $17 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 Inspectors 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%)||$35||$72,310|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$28||$58,380|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$22||$46,700|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$17||$34,920|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$29,430|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Agricultural Inspector is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Agricultural Inspectors are in the states of NY, NJ, MN, VT and MI.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$64880||$31.19|
|Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing||$61740||$29.68|
|Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers||$57010||$27.41|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$56120||$26.98|
|Grain and Oilseed Milling||$55360||$26.62|
|Dairy Product Manufacturing||$51930||$24.97|
|Federal Executive Branch||$51900||$24.95|
|Warehousing and Storage||$51280||$24.65|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$50760||$24.41|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$47900||$23.03|
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing||$46130||$22.18|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$44790||$21.54|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$43990||$21.15|
|Other Food Manufacturing||$41270||$19.84|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$39300||$18.89|
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing||$39000||$18.75|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$38940||$18.72|
|Support Activities for Crop Production||$36740||$17.66|
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing||$35830||$17.23|