Agricultural and Food Science Technicians


Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. 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 technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$16.38 hourly, $34,070 annual.
Employment (2008):
18,280 employees