The average pay for an Agricultural Engineer is $58,999 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,283 - $92,110
MEDIAN: $58,999

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$38,802 - $89,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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.


Agricultural Engineer Tasks

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

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Experience Affects Agricultural Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 37%