Agricultural inspectors

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2019 Workforce
12.8k
Average Age
49
Estimated Job Growth
1.97%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,838
Average Male Salary
$49,859
Average Female Salary
$42,738

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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 $46,838 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agricultural inspectors by wage are Pipelayers, Food service managers, and Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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

$46,838
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,447

In 2019, Agricultural inspectors earned an average of $46,838, $8,686 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Pipelayers make somewhat more than Agricultural inspectors while Food service managers 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

0.29
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Agricultural inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.29, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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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, Administration of human resource programs, and Farming.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agricultural inspectors, by average wage, are Administration of human resource programs, Administration of economic programs & space research, and Farming.

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Industries by Share

12.8k
2019 Workforce
± 2,775
−12.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 33.9%

The number of people employed as Agricultural inspectors has been declining at a rate of −12.2%, from 14,553 people in 2018 to 12,780 people in 2019.

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  75%, followed by Administration of human resource programs with 6.78% and Farming with 5.33%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural inspectors in the US. The average age of male Agricultural inspectors in the workforce is 50.3 and of female Agricultural inspectors is 47.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.36k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,106
5.42k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,808

57.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72% of Agricultural inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.8% of Agricultural inspectors, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

50.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.44
47.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.04

The median age of Agricultural inspectors is 49, and Male employees are generally 3.06 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Agricultural Inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Agricultural Inspectors are expected to see a growth of 1.97% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

1.97%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Agricultural Inspectors. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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