Average Salary for U.S. Department Of Agriculture Employees

The average employee at U.S. Department Of Agriculture takes home $60K annually. At U.S. Department Of Agriculture, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography factors into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $48K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $60K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $92K per year on average.


U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers in Missouri earn the most — about $109K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Program Analysts — their earnings average $76K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); U.S. Department Of Agriculture awards around $82K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Data Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $106K annually. SAS is a popular skill in the U.S. Department Of Agriculture workforce; approximately one-eighth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Office, Policy Analysis, and Office Administration are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in four workers receiving paid vacation and 18 percent receiving paid sick days. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, U.S. Department Of Agriculture provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of employees participate. At U.S. Department Of Agriculture, close to one-half have health insurance, and roughly one-half have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for U.S. Department Of Agriculture


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