Agricultural Engineers

5.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $40.58 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 22% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Agricultural Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 4.5% by 2030
'Agricultural Engineers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Agricultural Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Engineers' was $84,410, or $40.58 hourly
'Agricultural Engineers' are paid 101.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as agricultural engineers?

As of 2020 there were 1,440 people employed as Agricultural Engineers within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 96 thousand people are employed as Agricultural Engineers.

Job description

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

SOC Code: 17-2021.00

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BHJ (No chance) says
I suppose no engineering will be replaced by robots, as the purpose is to design new technology and methods. We can let some robots make a farmers job in which they could get injured or in cases is a repetitive. About our future, if we continue unbalancing the global climate, we will have to use always greenhouses to harvest at any time of the year. Now those greenhouses have to be designed not only by civil engineers but agricultural engineers who know more about plants, soil and environment.
Jan 18, 2021 at 02:33 AM
Tânia (Likely) says
I loved this site! Nice to see professions that will disappear due robots, I always believed about it and this website proved my thoughts! People still don't believe that robots will be used a lot and I keep saying to then; "if your work is to fill a excel by hand , you will be replaced by a robot /programing" and they glance at me angry/disbelief. Hope they try this site and start to believe in my argument!
Jun 18, 2020 at 01:32 AM
Mohamed Ismail El-Najjar (Likely) says
Already we have Robots like these now in Japan and China
May 30, 2020 at 08:01 PM

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