Agricultural and food science technicians

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Total Workforce

43.3k

Average Age

39.9

Average Salary

$47,400

Average Male Salary

$50,834

Average Female Salary

$40,634

About

Agricultural and food science technicians are most often employed by the Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Agricultural and food science technicians was $47,400 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agricultural and food science technicians by wage are Sheet metal workers, Meeting, convention, & event planners, and Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agricultural and food science technicians are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Agricultural and food science technicians are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural and food science technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Agricultural and food science technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agricultural and food science technicians, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Agricultural and food science technicians are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,400

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,822

In 2018, Agricultural and food science technicians earned an average of $47,400, $6,489 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers make somewhat more than Agricultural and food science technicians while Sheet metal workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agricultural and food science technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.297

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Agricultural and food science technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Agricultural and food science technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Agricultural and food science technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Agricultural and food science technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Agricultural and food science technicians, by number of employees, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Dairy product manufacturing, and Farming.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agricultural and food science technicians, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

43.3k

2018 Workforce

± 5,107

This graphic shows the share of Agricultural and food science technicians employed by various industries. Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing employs the largest share of Agricultural and food science technicians at  10.7%, followed by Dairy product manufacturing with 10.2% and Farming with 8.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural and food science technicians in the US. The average age of male Agricultural and food science technicians in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Agricultural and food science technicians is 38.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural and food science technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

28.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,160

14.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,964

66.3% of Agricultural and food science technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agricultural and food science technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agricultural and food science technicians

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

59.9% of Agricultural and food science technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.7% of Agricultural and food science technicians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agricultural and food science technicians.

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Age by Gender

40.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.03

38.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.87

The median age of Agricultural and food science technicians is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 2.3 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Agricultural and food science technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Agricultural and food science technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Agricultural and food science technicians hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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