Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
SOC: 19-4011.00


Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
33,000 employed

Projected (2024):
34,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Agriculture Technician
  • Agronomy Technician
  • Artificial Breeding Technician
  • Cotton Program Technician
  • Dairy Lab Technician
  • Dairy Technician
  • Dairy Technologist
  • Feed Mill Lab Technician
  • Feed Research Technician
  • Food Quality Technician
  • Seed Analyst
  • Sugarcane Research Technician
  • Weed Science Research Technician

  • life physical and social science

    industry stats

    SOC: 19-0000

    Total Employed: 1,146,110

    Average Annual Salary: $71,220