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Agricultural and Food Science Technicians Pay Salary

The median annual wage of agricultural and food science technicians was $32,760 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,730, and the top 10 percent earned more than $52,600.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest number of agricultural and food science technicians in May 2010 were as follows:

Colleges, universities, and professional schools;
state, local, and private
Dairy product manufacturing33,930
Scientific research and development services33,220
Support activities for agriculture and forestry29,190
Animal slaughtering and processing26,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition