Agricultural Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $23.25 $35.79 $55.79
Annual Wage $48,400 $74,400 $116,000
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Agricultural Engineers - also referred to as biological engineers - apply their knowledge of biological science and engineering technology to issues and problems relating to agriculture. These problems deal with structures, soil and water conservation, processing of agricultural products, power and machinery, and electrification. They are also involved i aquaculture, environmental planning for animals, developing biofuels, improving conservation, and land farming and forestry.

As of May 2012, the median annual salary for agricultural engineers was just over $74,000. The lowest ten percent of agricultural engineers earned less than $45,000, while the top ten percent earned over $115,000 a year.

The annual compensation for agricultural engineers for the top five industries that employ these professions are as follows:

Architectural, engineering, and related services $82,000
Federal government $77,000
Food manufacturing $73,400
Agriculture $67,700
Educational services $50,200
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