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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Agricultural Engineers
Industry profile for Agricultural Engineers
Geographic profile for Agricultural Engineers

National estimates for Agricultural Engineers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Agricultural Engineers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,120 6.8 % $ 41.99 $ 87,350 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agricultural Engineers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 26.83 $ 29.68 $ 39.73 $ 48.02 $ 61.07
Annual Wage (2) $ 55,810 $ 61,740 $ 82,640 $ 99,880 $ 127,030


Industry profile for Agricultural Engineers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Agricultural Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 0.01 $ 33.76 $ 70,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $ 45.79 $ 95,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 0.00 $ 36.35 $ 75,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $ 37.44 $ 77,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Agricultural Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 50 0.01 $ 33.51 $ 69,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $ 51.77 $ 107,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $ 37.44 $ 77,870
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $ 45.79 $ 95,250

Top paying industries for Agricultural Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $ 51.77 $ 107,690
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $ 45.79 $ 95,250
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $ 44.04 $ 91,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $ 37.44 $ 77,870


Geographic profile for Agricultural Engineers:

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



Map of employment of agricultural engineers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Agricultural Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 70 0.08 9.65 $ 44.59 $ 92,740
Ohio 70 0.01 1.70 $ 42.89 $ 89,210
Illinois 60 0.01 1.26 $ 44.78 $ 93,140
Wisconsin 40 0.02 2.01 $ 52.85 $ 109,920
Georgia 40 0.01 1.22 $ 49.23 $ 102,390


Map of location quotient of agricultural engineers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agricultural Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 40 0.09 11.35 $ 44.70 $ 92,970
Nebraska 70 0.08 9.65 $ 44.59 $ 92,740
Iowa 40 0.03 3.31 (8) (8)
Alabama 30 0.02 2.07 $ 36.34 $ 75,590
Wisconsin 40 0.02 2.01 $ 52.85 $ 109,920


Map of annual mean wages of agricultural engineers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Agricultural Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 40 0.02 2.01 $ 52.85 $ 109,920
Georgia 40 0.01 1.22 $ 49.23 $ 102,390
Indiana 30 0.01 1.39 $ 46.54 $ 96,790
Texas 40 0.00 0.42 $ 46.50 $ 96,720
Illinois 60 0.01 1.26 $ 44.78 $ 93,140



About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022