Agricultural Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Agricultural Engineer is $58,549 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,150 - $93,701
$39K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $58,549
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Salary
$39,150 - $93,701  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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$38,672 - $82,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Agricultural Engineer

Most of the time, agricultural engineers work within the farming industry or at government agencies or environmental, non-profit organizations. Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge in science and technology to agricultural production and processing. Agricultural engineers use a combination of knowledge in mechanical, civil, and electrical disciplines and apply chemical engineering principles and agricultural principles. They must be knowledgeable in agricultural machinery and automated irrigation systems, soil science that includes crop nutrients and fertilization, and environmental sciences that include irrigation and water drainage. They area also required to be knowledgeable in plant biology. They must be familiar with seeding, plant growth management, and animal science.

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Agricultural Engineer Tasks

  • Create specifications, drawings, prototypes, and designs.
  • Perform calculations to check designs, parts, materials, and needs.
  • Work across departments to ensure materials, sites, designs, and schedules align.
  • Test and inspect projects, identifying improvements and resolving problems.

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Key Stats for Agricultural Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Agricultural Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 33%