Average Salary for U.S. Department Of Agriculture Employees

U.S. Department Of Agriculture employees typically bring home $64K annually. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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U.S. Department Of Agriculture typically pays:
above market

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Employer: U.S. Department Of Agriculture
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Years of Experience

The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home $80K per year.


U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers in District of Columbia earn the most — about $96K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

U.S. Department Of Agriculture provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in around $80K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $80K. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers, with roughly one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at U.S. Department Of Agriculture can sometimes lack paid time off; 45 percent get paid vacation days, and 36 percent receive paid sick leave. A majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). At U.S. Department Of Agriculture, more than half of workers have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for U.S. Department Of Agriculture


47 %
53 %
$59,837 - $90,545
$50,868 - $97,797
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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