Information About Agricultural And Food Science Technicians

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Training

Agricultural and food science technicians need associate degree.

Degrees for Agricultural and food science technicians
Training for Agricultural And Food Science Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 5.5
High School 31.4
Some College 25.3
Associates Degree 11.0
Bachelors Degree 22.6
Masters Degree 2.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.3

Employment

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States- 1.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more agricultural and food science technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, agricultural and food science technicians make $17.38 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Agricultural and food science technicians $10.70 $12.80 $16.10 $20.60 $25.90
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, agricultural and food science technicians make $36,150 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Agricultural and food science technicians $22,420 $26,710 $33,550 $42,920 $54,020
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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