Agricultural Engineer

By Alexis Mleziva Hour: 3

"The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward civilized life." ~ Arthur Keith

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The payments will vary for the different experience levels of the employee.

  • Entry: $47,720
  • Median: $72,770
  • Experienced: $110,530


  • Most agricultural engineers work about 40 hours a week.

Work Enviroment

Many agricultural engineers have different work places, which may include;
  • Labs (generally on construction sites or farms)
  • Farm equipment dealers
  • Electrical utility companies
  • Seed and fertilizer companies
  • Universities
  • Government angencies

Top things you'll do in this occupation

  • Work with farmers, ranchers, scientists, and other engineers

(having good communication skills is important for this job)

  • Develop systems to provide the needed food and fiber for a community
  • Solves problems with planting, harvesting, and storing crops

Pro's of being an agricultural engineer

  • Work locations are located in both rural and urban area's
  • Employment rates are rising
  • Wages will rise as you gain more experience

Con's of being an agricultural engineer

  • Will face some competition while looking for employment
  • If your not good with communicating with people
  • If your not a fan of the outdoors or agriculture


Helpful high school courses:
  • Agronomy
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra
College education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering
Looking for people with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering. Must enjoy working with people since there is a lot of communication involved with this occupation. Occupants must also enjoy problem solving and working with designs. Work locations will vary. Must be willing to work 40 hours a week. Wages may vary anywhere from $47,720 - $110,530 a year depending on experience level.

For additional information contact:

American Society for Engineering Education

Address: 1818 N Street N.W. Suite 600, Washington DC 20036

Telephone Numbers: 202-331-3500 or 202-265-8504


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Address: 101 S. Webster Street. PO Box 7921 Madison, Wisconsin

General Questions Number: 1-888-936-7463



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