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Agricultural Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Agricultural Engineer"

How much does an Agricultural Engineer in the federal government get paid? $85,904.01* *Based on the 2016 average.

Agricultural Engineer was the 281st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 353 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Natural Resources Conservation Service hired the most employees titled Agricultural Engineering, with an average salary of $77,312.

Government Agricultural Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Agricultural Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Agricultural Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Natural Resources Conservation Service 234 $77,312.29
Agricultural Research Service 85 $109,751.37
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $105,518.29
Food and Drug Administration 3 $108,514.67
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $80,053.33
Indian Affairs 2 $100,160.50

Agricultural Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Agricultural Engineer is $85,904.01. The highest paid Agricultural Engineer made $164,286 in 2016.

Common Agricultural Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Agricultural Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 345
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Agricultural Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Passport and Visa ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Pharmacy TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
SociologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Interior DesignAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Astronomy and Space ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Agricultural Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Agricultural Engineer was $68,472. Since then, the average pay has increased to $85,904 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0890.

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