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Average Salary for U.S. Department Of Agriculture Employees

The average U.S. Department Of Agriculture employee earns $72K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers, followed by geography. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $97K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Department Of Agriculture employees (33 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $50K per year on average.


By state, the highest pay levels are found in Missouri, where the average U.S. Department Of Agriculture employee makes about $102K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Program Analysts who bring in close to approximately $74K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

U.S. Department Of Agriculture workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $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. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; roughly one in five consider it a key competency.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in three employees get sick leave. With an eye toward the future, U.S. Department Of Agriculture offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for a majority of respondents. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and supplemental paternity leave.

Key Stats for U.S. Department Of Agriculture


50 %
50 %
$60,736 - $97,667
$50,518 - $115,754
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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