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Occupation Title: Agricultural Inspectors

Description: Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 45-2011

Sample Job Titles: Seed and Fertilizer Specialist, Grain Inspector, Meat and Poultry Inspector, Plant Protection Specialist, Apiary Inspector, Food Regulatory Field Supervisor, Plant Pest Inspector

 Salary Chart Agricultural Inspectors

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 14,340
2009: 14,030
2010: 13,560
2011: 13,780
2012: 13,570

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 6,000
Projected Growth (2010-2020): -2 to 2%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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