Agricultural and food science technicians

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2019 Workforce
44.3k
Average Age
40.1
Average Salary
$48,036
Average Male Salary
$53,091
Average Female Salary
$41,096

About

Agricultural and food science technicians are most often employed by the Dairy product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Agricultural and food science technicians was $48,036 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agricultural and food science technicians by wage are Healthcare social workers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, and Tire builders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agricultural and food science technicians are East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI, Grand Forks City PUMA, ND, and Barron, Polk, Clark & Chippewa (North) Counties PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Agricultural and food science technicians are Grand Forks City PUMA, ND, East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI, and Barron, Polk, Clark & Chippewa (North) Counties PUMA, WI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural and food science technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Dairy product 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 Grand Forks City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Grand Forks City PUMA, ND.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,036
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,628

In 2019, Agricultural and food science technicians earned an average of $48,036, $7,488 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Tire builders make somewhat more than Agricultural and food science technicians while Healthcare social 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

0.301
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Agricultural and food science technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Agricultural and food science technicians

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 Dairy product manufacturing, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

44.3k
2019 Workforce
± 5,167
2.34%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.2%

The number of people employed as Agricultural and food science technicians has been growing at a rate of 2.34%, from 43,284 people in 2018 to 44,299 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Agricultural and food science technicians employed by various industries. Dairy product manufacturing employs the largest share of Agricultural and food science technicians at  13.4%, followed by Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 10.3% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 5.98%.

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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 40.6 and of female Agricultural and food science technicians is 39.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural and food science technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

25.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,930
18.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,355

57.9% 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)

67.2% 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

40.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.15
39.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.58

The median age of Agricultural and food science technicians is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 1.26 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.

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