The median annual wage of agricultural engineers was $71,090 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,210, and the top 10 percent earned more than $115,150.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of agricultural engineers in May 2010 were as follows:
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||$78,940|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||74,770|
|Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery
|Educational services; state, local, and private||52,450|
Agricultural engineers’ work schedules differ from that of most other engineers. Their work must often be done when weather permits, and they must take full advantage of good weather to fulfill their clients’ needs as quickly as possible.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition