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Agricultural and food science technicians
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Average pay: $36,080
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
75% in this career make more than: $25,725 $26,605
50% in this career make more than: $31,858 $33,882
25% in this career make more than: $39,736 $42,947
Top potential compensation (5% make more):   $56,007

10-year job growth: 13.40%
Total jobs 2004: 22,615
Forecast 2014: 25,646
Average annual growth (including new jobs and net replacement): 741

Career description
Work with agricultural scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; assist with animal breeding and nutrition work; under supervision, conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or food technologists in the research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

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