Agricultural Technicians

4.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
62%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,970
or $20.18 hourly
VOLUME
21,940
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 62% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Agricultural Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 7.9% by 2030
'Agricultural Technicians' is expected to be an average 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 Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Technicians' was $41,970, or $20.18 hourly
'Agricultural Technicians' are paid 0.0% 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 technicians?

As of 2020 there were 21,940 people employed as Agricultural Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Agricultural Technicians.

Job description

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.

SOC Code: 19-4012.00

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