Agricultural Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Agricultural Engineer"How much does an Agricultural Engineer in the federal government get paid? $91,690.46* *Based on the 2022 average.
Agricultural Engineer was the 265th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 366 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2022, the Natural Resources Conservation Service hired the most employees titled Agricultural Engineering, with an average salary of $80,161.
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.
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||275||$80,161.16|
|Agricultural Research Service||83||$129,243.71|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||3||$67,564.33|
|Environmental Protection Agency||1||$104,350.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$96,919.00|
|Food and Drug Administration||1||$147,272.00|
Agricultural Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Agricultural Engineer is $91,690.46. The highest paid Agricultural Engineer made $194,466 in 2022.
Common Agricultural Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Agricultural Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||364|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
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|
|Aerospace Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Medical Instrument Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Economist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Environmental Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Agricultural Warehouse Inspection||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Agricultural Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for an Agricultural Engineer was $68,472. Since then, the average pay has increased to $91,690 in 2022.
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