Earnings for engineers vary significantly by
specialty, industry, and education. Even so, as a group, engineers earn
some of the highest average starting salaries among those holding
According the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics, the median annual wage for agricultural engineers was $73,640 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,510, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $117,130.
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Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor