Agricultural & food scientists

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Total Workforce
20.7k
Average Age
40.1
Average Salary
$72,911
Average Male Salary
$81,115
Average Female Salary
$55,691

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Agricultural & food scientists are most often employed by the Scientific research & development services industry. The average yearly wage for Agricultural & food scientists was $72,911 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agricultural & food scientists by wage are Cost estimators, Military officer special & tactical operations leaders, and Physical therapists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agricultural & food scientists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Agricultural & food scientists are .

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 Animal food, grain & oilseed milling. Agricultural & food scientists are paid most in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$72,911
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,834

In 2018, Agricultural & food scientists earned an average of $72,911, $19,022 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Cost estimators make somewhat more than Agricultural & food scientists while Physical therapists 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

0.289
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Agricultural & food scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, 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

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Agricultural & food scientists

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 by Share

20.7k
2018 Workforce
± 3,534
-22.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 29.2%

The number of people employed as Agricultural & food scientists has been declining at a rate of -22.2%, from 26,644 people in 2017 to 20,719 people in 2018.

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  9.87%, followed by Administration of economic programs & space research with 9.44% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 9%.

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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 41.3 and of female Agricultural & food scientists is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural & food scientists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

14k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,908
6.69k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,007

67.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

84.5% of Agricultural & food scientists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.64% of Agricultural & food scientists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.7
37.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.33

The median age of Agricultural & food scientists is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 3.62 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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