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Total Workforce
21,711
Average Age
41.5
Estimated Job Growth
5.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$58,196
Average Male Salary
$62,656
Average Female Salary
$49,826

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 Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing. Agricultural & food scientists are paid most in Clay, Polk, Roseau, Pennington, Marshall, Norman, Kittson & Red Lake Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Jackrabbit Region PUMA, SD.

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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 43.9 and of female Agricultural & food scientists is 37, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural & food scientists is White.

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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 Human Sciences.

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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 Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Science. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agricultural & food scientists need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Agricultural & food scientists is from the Minor Occupation Group Life Scientists.
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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 6.5%, but Agricultural & food scientists are expected to see a growth of 5.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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