Agricultural & food science technicians

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Total Workforce

37.9k

Average Age

41.1

Average Salary

$45,286

Average Male Salary

$47,460

Average Female Salary

$41,677

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural & food science technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Farming is the industry that employs the most Agricultural & food science technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agricultural & food science technicians, by average wage, is Agricultural chemical manufacturing. Agricultural & food science technicians are paid most in Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,286

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,236

In 2017, Agricultural & food science technicians earned an average of $45,286, $6,779 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Firstline supervisors of housekeeping & janitorial workers make somewhat more than Agricultural & food science technicians while Glaziers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agricultural & food science technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.3

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Agricultural & food science technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Agricultural & food science technicians (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 science technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Agricultural & food science technicians

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Agricultural & food science technicians, by number of employees, are Farming, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Dairy product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agricultural & food science technicians, by average wage, are Agricultural chemical manufacturing, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

37.9k

2017 Workforce

± 4,781

11.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 16.4%

The number of people employed as Agricultural & food science technicians has been growing at a rate of 11.8%, from 33,921 people in 2016 to 37,924 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Agricultural & food science technicians employed by various industries. Farming employs the largest share of Agricultural & food science technicians at  13.9%, followed by Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 12.3% and Dairy product manufacturing with 7.07%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural & food science technicians in the US. The average age of male Agricultural & food science technicians in the workforce is 41.2 and of female Agricultural & food science technicians is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural & food science technicians is White.

Gender Composition

23.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,777

14.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,931

62.4% of Agricultural & food science technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agricultural & food science technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agricultural & food science technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

76.9% of Agricultural & food science technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.48% of Agricultural & food science technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agricultural & food science technicians.

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Age by Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.36

41

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.89

The median age of Agricultural & food science technicians is 41.1, and Male employees are generally 0.198 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agricultural & food science technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agricultural & food science technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agricultural & food science technicians need more than the average amount of Science, Operation and Control, and Troubleshooting.

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