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

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

Agricultural Inspectors

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.

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

Average salary

Annual salary
$48620 per year
Hourly wage
$23 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,430 to $34,920 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
NY $31 $64,330
NJ $30 $63,090
MN $29 $59,800
VT $29 $59,580
MI $28 $58,580
TX $28 $57,930
PA $28 $57,660
HI $27 $56,580
IL $27 $56,520
LA $25 $52,910

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
Local Government $63040 $30.31
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
State Government $44590 $21.44
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

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