Agricultural inspectors

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Total Workforce

13.3k

Average Age

44.4

Estimated Job Growth

4.49%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,795

Average Male Salary

$49,819

Average Female Salary

$45,420

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Agricultural inspectors are most often employed by the Administration of economic programs & space research industry. The average yearly wage for Agricultural inspectors was $47,795 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agricultural inspectors by wage are Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Other education, training, & library workers, and Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural inspectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of economic programs & space research is the industry that employs the most Agricultural inspectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agricultural inspectors, by average wage, is Administration of human resource programs. Agricultural inspectors are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,795

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,006

In 2017, Agricultural inspectors earned an average of $47,795, $4,270 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Structural metal fabricators & fitters make somewhat more than Agricultural inspectors while Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agricultural inspectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.257

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Agricultural inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.257, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Agricultural inspectors (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

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Agricultural inspectors, by number of employees, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Farming, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

13.3k

2017 Workforce

± 2,827

-1.49%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 30.5%

The number of people employed as Agricultural inspectors has been declining at a rate of -1.49%, from 13,461 people in 2016 to 13,261 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Agricultural inspectors employed by various industries. Administration of economic programs & space research employs the largest share of Agricultural inspectors at  58.7%, followed by Farming with 12.3% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 4.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural inspectors in the US. The average age of male Agricultural inspectors in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Agricultural inspectors is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural inspectors is White.

Gender Composition

7.16k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,077

6.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,918

54% of Agricultural inspectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agricultural inspectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agricultural inspectors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

80.9% of Agricultural inspectors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Agricultural inspectors, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agricultural inspectors.

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Age by Gender

45.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.98

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.89

The median age of Agricultural inspectors is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 2.76 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agricultural inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agricultural inspectors need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agricultural inspectors need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Science, and Operation Monitoring.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Agricultural inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Agricultural inspectors are expected to see a growth of 4.49% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.49%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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