Precision Agriculture Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
45%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
9.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$41,760
or $20.08 per hour
Volume
13,140
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Agricultural Technicians.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.8/10

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Automation risk

45% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Agricultural Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 9.7% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Technicians' was $41,760, or $20 per hour

'Agricultural Technicians' were paid 9.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 13,140 people employed as 'Agricultural Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Agricultural 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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