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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
1,440 10.3 % $ 48.86 $ 101,620 11.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agricultural Engineers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 24.60 $ 30.14 $ 40.58 $ 50.96 $ 80.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 51,160 $ 62,700 $ 84,410 $ 106,000 $ 166,620


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) 300 0.01 $ 46.24 $ 96,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 200 0.01 $ 39.49 $ 82,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 180 0.01 $ 34.40 $ 71,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $ 42.60 $ 88,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 0.00 $ 30.73 $ 63,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Agricultural Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $ 55.03 $ 114,460
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 60 0.01 $ 38.85 $ 80,810
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 200 0.01 $ 39.49 $ 82,140
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $ 42.60 $ 88,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 42.10 $ 87,580

Top paying industries for Agricultural Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $ 55.03 $ 114,460
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 46.24 $ 96,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $ 42.60 $ 88,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 42.10 $ 87,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 200 0.01 $ 39.49 $ 82,140


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.





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)
California 160 0.01 0.93 $ 42.39 $ 88,160
Texas 90 0.01 0.70 $ 43.59 $ 90,660
Iowa 80 0.06 5.39 $ 39.62 $ 82,410
Ohio 70 0.01 1.29 $ 43.84 $ 91,180
Illinois 70 0.01 1.13 $ 43.52 $ 90,520




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)
Iowa 80 0.06 5.39 $ 39.62 $ 82,410
Nebraska 40 0.04 3.72 $ 50.54 $ 105,130
Kansas 40 0.03 2.95 (8) (8)
Kentucky 50 0.03 2.69 $ 30.17 $ 62,750
Alabama 40 0.02 1.79 $ 41.95 $ 87,250




Top paying states for Agricultural Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 40 0.04 3.72 $ 50.54 $ 105,130
Wisconsin 50 0.02 1.65 $ 48.61 $ 101,120
Ohio 70 0.01 1.29 $ 43.84 $ 91,180
Texas 90 0.01 0.70 $ 43.59 $ 90,660
Illinois 70 0.01 1.13 $ 43.52 $ 90,520







About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021