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Occupation Title: Agricultural Engineers

Description: Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2021

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Engineer, Project Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Safety and Health Program Director, Assistant Professor, Research Agricultural Engineer, Research Leader, Agricultural Systems Specialist, Conservation Engineer

Salary Chart Agricultural Engineers

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 2,520
2011: 2,650
2012: 2,470
2013: 2,590
2014: 2,450

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 800
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(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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