Agricultural & food scientists

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Total Workforce

26.6k

Average Age

39.2

Estimated Job Growth

7.21%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$65,632

Average Male Salary

$69,184

Average Female Salary

$60,491

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural & food scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Agricultural & food scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agricultural & food scientists, by average wage, is Support activities for agriculture & forestry. Agricultural & food scientists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$65,632

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,855

In 2017, Agricultural & food scientists earned an average of $65,632, $13,567 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Judicial law clerks make somewhat more than Agricultural & food scientists while Credit analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agricultural & food scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.303

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Agricultural & food scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Agricultural & food scientists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Agricultural & food scientists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Agricultural & food scientists.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agricultural & food scientists, by average wage, are Support activities for agriculture & forestry, Farming, and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

26.6k

2017 Workforce

± 4,007

6.31%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20.3%

The number of people employed as Agricultural & food scientists has been growing at a rate of 6.31%, from 25,062 people in 2016 to 26,644 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Agricultural & food scientists employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Agricultural & food scientists at  11.3%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 9.57% and Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 8.26%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural & food scientists in the US. The average age of male Agricultural & food scientists in the workforce is 41.5 and of female Agricultural & food scientists is 35.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural & food scientists is White.

Gender Composition

15.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,082

10.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,562

59.1% of Agricultural & food scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agricultural & food scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agricultural & food scientists

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

83.1% of Agricultural & food scientists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Agricultural & food scientists, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agricultural & food scientists.

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Age by Gender

41.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.74

35.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.75

The median age of Agricultural & food scientists is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 5.65 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Agricultural & food scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Agricultural & food scientists is Agriculture but a relatively high number of Agricultural & food scientists hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agricultural & food scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agricultural & food scientists need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agricultural & food scientists need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Agricultural & food scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Agricultural & food scientists are expected to see a growth of 7.21% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

7.21%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Agricultural & food scientists. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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