Average Agricultural Engineer Salary
$74,000 yearly
$36.01 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$55,000
10 %
$74,000
Median
$101,000
90 %
What Is The Average Agricultural Engineer Salary?
The average agricultural engineer salary is $74,911 per year, or $36.01 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level agricultural engineer salary is roughly $55,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $101,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing and retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, internet, and government companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, California, New Jersey, Illinois, and Florida provide the highest agricultural engineer salaries.

Average Agricultural Engineer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where agricultural engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Agricultural Engineer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$57,243
$27.52
Alaska
$79,713
$38.32
Arizona
$72,025
$34.63
Arkansas
$72,036
$34.63
California
$84,715
$40.73
Colorado
$65,397
$31.44
Connecticut
$63,858
$30.70
Delaware
$64,194
$30.86
District of Columbia
$62,685
$30.14
Florida
$81,393
$39.13
Georgia
$70,264
$33.78
Hawaii
$76,060
$36.57
Idaho
$68,287
$32.83
Illinois
$81,639
$39.25
Indiana
$66,761
$32.10
Iowa
$79,623
$38.28
Kansas
$80,469
$38.69
Kentucky
$65,504
$31.49
Louisiana
$60,553
$29.11
Maine
$67,214
$32.31
Maryland
$63,070
$30.32
Massachusetts
$62,393
$30.00
Michigan
$72,521
$34.87
Minnesota
$56,136
$26.99
Mississippi
$72,691
$34.95
Missouri
$70,080
$33.69
Montana
$53,482
$25.71
Nebraska
$68,840
$33.10
Nevada
$65,208
$31.35
New Hampshire
$60,681
$29.17
New Jersey
$81,683
$39.27
New Mexico
$76,102
$36.59
New York
$76,755
$36.90
North Carolina
$57,411
$27.60
North Dakota
$67,384
$32.40
Ohio
$67,752
$32.57
Oklahoma
$72,542
$34.88
Oregon
$94,735
$45.55
Pennsylvania
$62,888
$30.23
Rhode Island
$63,486
$30.52
South Carolina
$77,912
$37.46
South Dakota
$54,942
$26.41
Tennessee
$70,261
$33.78
Texas
$76,338
$36.70
Utah
$71,235
$34.25
Vermont
$56,862
$27.34
Virginia
$60,641
$29.15
Washington
$77,264
$37.15
West Virginia
$67,946
$32.67
Wisconsin
$66,359
$31.90
Wyoming
$53,557
$25.75

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Highest Paying Cities For Agricultural Engineer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Mountain View, CA
$93,441
$44.92
Doral, FL
$82,746
$39.78
Vineland, NJ
$82,069
$39.46
Champaign, IL
$80,502
$38.70
Riverhead, NY
$77,272
$37.15
Houston, TX
$76,605
$36.83

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Average Agricultural Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $74,900
    $36.01
    +3.0%
    2020
    $72,600
    $34.93
    +1.5%
    2019
    $71,500
    $34.39
    -2.0%
    2018
    $72,900
    $35.07
    +4.5%
    2017
    $69,700
    $33.50
    -3.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Engineer

    Avg. salary: $78,492

    Engineers are highly trained professionals who determine the feasibility of various projects, usually related to the construction industry. They are considered experts in mathematics and science, two disciplines that they need to use in designing and coming up with plans for projects. They should also be well-versed in different construction or industrial materials, and they ensure that appropriate materials are used for the project. They also ensure that the projects meet the requirements of the groups that hired them. They create spaces that would both address the needs of the end-users and the industry standards. They also ensure that the projects they make would stand the test of time.
    360,252 Engineer Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Agricultural Engineers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Syngenta and John Deere as they offer the highest salaries for agricultural engineers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Agricultural Engineer SalaryAgricultural Engineer Salary Range
    1Syngenta
    4.7
    $103,701
    $50k
    $110k
    2John Deere
    4.8
    $89,699
    $50k
    $110k
    3CSC Holdings
    4.6
    $86,781
    $50k
    $110k
    4AGCO
    4.7
    $80,098
    $50k
    $110k
    5University of Maine System
    4.2
    $79,706
    $50k
    $110k
    6Naturesweet Usa
    4.0
    $74,911
    $50k
    $110k

    How would you rate the starting salaries for Agricultural Engineers, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

    Steve Hague

    Professor, Cotton Breeder, Texas A&M University

    New graduates who are competent, reliable, and passionate, will do exceptionally well in this field. They have to be ready to seize opportunities and, in some cases, make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains, while they prove their value to employers. It's challenging to place an exact salary number to positions because it varies so much by region, education level, and career opportunities. However, I suspect salary ranges will keep tracking above the average salary for people with college degrees. We are not graduating enough students to fill all the jobs in the soil and crop sciences. If this trend continues, then supply and demand will have an upward push on salary ranges over the next few decades. You can undoubtedly become financially secure in this field. Show more

    How would you rate the starting salaries for Agricultural Engineers, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

    Christopher Clark

    Professor & Department Head, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

    The demand for agricultural and natural resource economists remains strong. Studies have suggested an ongoing shortage of agricultural management professionals, and several studies have ranked agricultural economics high in terms of starting salaries. I would say that reports of natural resource economics average starting salaries should be taken with a grain of salt as natural resource economists may be more willing to accept a lower-paying job for the opportunity to contribute to the social good and/or work in a desirable environment than other graduates.Show more

    Recently Added Agricultural Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Agricultural Engineering
    Cobleskill, NY
    07/07/2021
    $45,000
    07/07/2021
    Extension Agricultural Engineer Professional
    Orono, ME
    03/19/2021
    $65,000
    03/19/2021
    Company Business International SARL
    Agricultural Engineer
    Agricultural Engineer
    Olathe, KS
    02/25/2021
    $35,479
    02/25/2021
    La Mision Associates
    Agricultural Engineer
    Agricultural Engineer
    San Diego, CA
    02/22/2021
    $77,760
    02/22/2021
    Bengard Marketing Inc.
    Agricultural Engineers
    Agricultural Engineers
    Hillsborough, CA
    02/22/2021
    $150,000
    02/22/2021
    Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Agricultural/Biosystems Engineer (Computational)
    Agricultural/Biosystems Engineer (Computational)
    Plainsboro, NJ
    01/20/2021
    $93,396
    01/20/2021
    Jgmiii, Inc.
    Agricultural Engineer
    Agricultural Engineer
    Gainesville, FL
    08/10/2020
    $64,522
    08/10/2020
    Naturipe Farms Imports, Inc.
    Agricultural Engineer
    Agricultural Engineer
    Oxnard, CA
    07/22/2020
    $74,500
    07/22/2020
    Assistant Biosystems & Agricultural Engineer
    Lemont, IL
    07/13/2020
    $90,000
    07/13/2020
    Civil Engineer/Agricultural Engineer (Direct)
    Redmond, OR
    06/28/2020
    $38,152
    06/28/2020

    Average Agricultural Engineer Salary by Demographic

    Agricultural Engineer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $66,973
    female-income
    Female Income
    $63,599
    Median Agricultural Engineer Income by Race
    Asian agricultural engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american agricultural engineers have the lowest average salary at $62,801.
    $69,000
    $67,000
    $65,000
    $63,000
    $61,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$66,621
    White$65,091
    Black or African American$62,801
    Asian$68,090
    Hispanic or Latino$63,828
    Average Agricultural Engineer Salary by Education Level
    Agricultural engineers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $86,776 annually. With a Masters degree, agricultural engineers earn a median annual income of $77,819 compared to $66,973 for agricultural engineers with an Bachelors degree.
    $87,000
    $83,000
    $79,000
    $75,000
    $71,000
    $67,000
    $63,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$77,819
    Bachelor's Degree$66,973
    Doctorate Degree$86,776