Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

17-2021 Agricultural Engineers

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,590 7.1 % $37.92 $78,880 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.25 $29.77 $35.79 $45.20 $55.79
Annual Wage (2) $48,370 $61,910 $74,450 $94,020 $116,040


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 400 0.03 $40.39 $84,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $40.29 $83,800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 270 0.02 $48.18 $100,220
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 250 0.10 $33.48 $69,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $39.80 $82,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 190 0.32 $36.87 $76,700
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 250 0.10 $33.48 $69,640
Animal Food Manufacturing 30 0.06 $39.59 $82,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 400 0.03 $40.39 $84,020
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 50 0.03 $34.03 $70,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 270 0.02 $48.18 $100,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 400 0.03 $40.39 $84,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $40.29 $83,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $39.80 $82,790
Animal Food Manufacturing 30 0.06 $39.59 $82,340


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 370 0.25 12.64 $37.04 $77,030
Virginia 360 0.10 5.06 (8) (8)
Florida 160 0.02 1.09 $23.90 $49,710
California 160 0.01 0.55 $38.00 $79,030
Georgia 150 0.04 2.01 $45.14 $93,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 370 0.25 12.64 $37.04 $77,030
South Dakota 40 0.11 5.48 $28.60 $59,480
Kansas 150 0.11 5.60 $35.58 $74,000
Virginia 360 0.10 5.06 (8) (8)
Georgia 150 0.04 2.01 $45.14 $93,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 50 0.01 0.68 $48.05 $99,930
Georgia 150 0.04 2.01 $45.14 $93,880
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $39.71 $82,590
Ohio 80 0.02 0.77 $39.44 $82,030
Texas 70 0.01 0.31 $39.39 $81,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 5.37 $53.30 $110,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 2.59 $47.81 $99,440
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.95 $41.02 $85,330
Gainesville, FL 30 0.26 13.23 $30.40 $63,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gainesville, FL 30 0.26 13.23 $30.40 $63,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 5.37 $53.30 $110,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 2.59 $47.81 $99,440
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.95 $41.02 $85,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 5.37 $53.30 $110,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 2.59 $47.81 $99,440
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.95 $41.02 $85,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.21 $73,240
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $32.76 $68,150
Gainesville, FL 30 0.26 13.23 $30.40 $63,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 6.77 $32.50 $67,600
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 14.75 $26.98 $56,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 14.75 $26.98 $56,120
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 6.77 $32.50 $67,600

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 6.77 $32.50 $67,600
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 14.75 $26.98 $56,120


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014