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Average Salary for U.S. Department Of Agriculture Employees

U.S. Department Of Agriculture employees bring home $63K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at U.S. Department Of Agriculture fluctuate depending on your experience level; geography also matters, but to a lesser degree. 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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[-]Program Analyst (2)
$49,399 - $105,567  
[-]Program Analyst (2)
Salary$51,567 - $103,617  
Total Pay$49,399 - $105,567  
[+]Biological Science Laboratory Technician (2)
$31,364 - $61,837  
[+]Biological Science Laboratory Technician (2)
Total Pay$31,364 - $61,837  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $97K annually on average. The largest fraction of U.S. Department Of Agriculture people (36 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $50K per year on average.


Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $95K annually) in District of Columbia.


The highest paychecks go to Program Analysts, who earn about $74K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $71K on average.


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 around $80K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the U.S. Department Of Agriculture workforce; just under a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent have paid vacation, and only about a third of workers can take paid time off for illness. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. U.S. Department Of Agriculture provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. U.S. Department Of Agriculture folks also make good use of life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and supplemental paternity leave.

Key Stats for U.S. Department Of Agriculture


53 %
47 %
$60,736 - $97,667
$49,938 - $98,563
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 7 votes.
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