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Working As An Extension Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Make Decisions

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Extension Agent does

  • Managed budgets for the Aquaculture Development Program and the Water Quality Program.
  • Conducted informal environmental education classes with primary school students, middle school students and farmers.
  • Complete data entry on all youth and adult participants.
  • Conducted assessment surveys in four communities to identify health care priorities.
  • Co-authored Camp UNITE Organizer's Handbook and Girls Education and Empowerment Toolkit.
  • Completed Agroforestry & Wolof Language Training in December 2007.
  • Developed resource materials for use as handouts for Personal Financial Management Training.
  • Started environmental youth clubs in primary/secondary schools and developed lesson plans to add to the science curriculum.
  • Developed, coordinated, and delivered greenhouse training programs for area farmers.
  • Worked with Farmers & Homeowners to apply current Agricultural practices developed through the University of Georgia Research and Continuing
  • Manage distribution of funds from US government agencies.
  • Facilitated sessions on food security, soil conservation, and income generation.
  • Designed and executed nationwide youth program to prevent HIV and gender-based violence.
  • Tracked and reported all program activities and outcomes quarterly.
  • Implemented the first composting pilot project in 8 DC Public Schools in partnership with DC Department of General Services.
  • Conduct needs assessments for youth programs.
  • Worked in conjunction with Ministry of Health to distribute over 1000 mosquito nets in catchment area.
  • Educate the public through the EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program).
  • Led educational programs on the environment and health in the local language
  • Provide technical support to floriculture industry in Maui County.

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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$171,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Honolulu Community College
Highest Paying City
Manhattan, KS
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does an Extension Agent make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Extension Agent in the United States is $79,405 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $171,000.

Real Extension Agent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Junior Extension Agent University of Hawaii Hilo, HI Feb 05, 2016 $60,852
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Oct 11, 2016 $60,031
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Sep 11, 2015 $58,261
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Jun 13, 2014 $58,261
Extension Agent II University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jan 01, 2013 $52,416
Regional Extension Agent I Auburn University Abbeville, AL Aug 01, 2015 $49,000
Extension Agent II, Commercial Horticulture University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jan 01, 2010 $48,448
Commercial Ornamental Horticulture Extension Agent University of Florida Homestead, FL Jun 13, 2011 $48,000
Extension Agent Prairie View A&M University TX Jul 11, 2015 $46,800
Extension Agent I University of Florida Ocala, FL Aug 10, 2015 $46,500
Extension Agent I University of Florida Ocala, FL Oct 20, 2016 $46,500

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Top Skills for An Extension Agent

  1. Community Outreach
  2. Educational Programs
  3. Natural Resources
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided leadership for the design and development of parish and statewide multicultural diversity training and educational programs for faculty and staff.
  • Write and report on Grants for funding on Horticulture and Natural Resources Programs.
  • Answer questions with research based information on topics such as horticulture, entomology, pest and rodent control.
  • Facilitated 4 girls empowerment conferences.
  • Organize and facilitated training sessions for project farmers to build up their capacities for enhancing food security.

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Top 10 Best States for Extension Agents

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  2. Nebraska
  3. Colorado
  4. New Jersey
  5. Iowa
  6. District of Columbia
  7. West Virginia
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Maine
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Extension Agent Demographics

Gender

Female

53.7%

Male

38.5%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Black or African American

14.2%

Hispanic or Latino

11.9%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

34.8%

Spanish

34.8%

Swahili

3.4%

Arabic

3.4%

Hausa

3.4%

Bambara

2.2%

German

2.2%

Lakota

2.2%

Bemba

2.2%

Portuguese

1.1%

Khmer

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Chamorro

1.1%

Samoan

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Wolof

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Italian

1.1%
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Extension Agent Education

Schools

West Virginia University

8.5%

North Carolina State University

7.7%

University of Florida

6.2%

Marshall University

6.2%

University of Tennessee - Martin

6.2%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

6.2%

Mississippi State University

5.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.4%

Ohio State University

5.4%

University of Georgia

5.4%

Texas A&M University

4.6%

Auburn University

4.6%

Colorado State University

4.6%

New Mexico State University

3.8%

University of Arizona

3.8%

Purdue University

3.8%

University of Kentucky

3.1%

Tulane University

3.1%

Tennessee Technological University

3.1%

University of Phoenix

3.1%
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Majors

Plant Sciences

9.0%

Environmental Science

8.7%

Business

8.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

8.4%

Education

7.7%

Elementary Education

6.4%

Biology

5.0%

Agriculture

4.7%

Animal Science

4.7%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

4.3%

Food And Nutrition

4.0%

Public Health

3.7%

Agricultural Business

3.7%

Family And Consumer Sciences

3.3%

Agricultural Public Services

3.0%

Social Work

3.0%

Health Education

3.0%

Public Administration

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

Forestry

3.0%
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Degrees

Masters

45.7%

Bachelors

36.7%

Other

8.3%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

3.1%

Associate

2.2%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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