Average Extension Agent Salary

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The average salary for an Extension Agent is $45,234.
MEDIAN $45,234
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$36k - $61k
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$36k - $60k

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The top respondents for the job title Extension Agent are from the companies North Carolina State University (NCSU), University of Maryland (UMD) and University of Kentucky (UK). Reported salaries are highest at Clemson University where the average pay is $55,028. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of Idaho and Kansas State University (KSU), earning around $49,095 and $45,000, respectively. Ohio State University (OSU) pays the lowest at around $36,407. North Carolina State University (NCSU) and University of Maryland (UMD) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,350 and $41,132, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Extension Agent

Skills in Program Development, Community Outreach / Activism, Volunteer Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Extension Agent

An entry-level Extension Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,364 based on 17 salaries. An early career Extension Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,944 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Extension Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,652 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Extension Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,350 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,865.
Employees with Extension Agent in their job title in Columbia, South Carolina earn an average of 51.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in State College, Pennsylvania (45.9% more) and Fort Worth, Texas (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (12.8% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

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