Precision Agriculture Technicians

4.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
45%
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 45% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Precision Agriculture Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 7.9% by 2030
'Precision Agriculture 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 'Precision Agriculture Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Precision Agriculture Technicians' was $41,970, or $20.18 hourly
'Precision Agriculture 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 precision agriculture technicians?

As of 2020 there were 21,940 people employed as Precision Agriculture 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 Precision Agriculture Technicians.

Job description

Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.

SOC Code: 19-4012.01

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