Agricultural Technician

Agricultural Technician

An Agricultural Technician conducts research and carries out experiments on food and other agricultural products to prevent disease and improve quality. The average salary of an Agricultural Technician is $54,166.

As an Agricultural Technician, you might work with related scientists and primary producers in a variety of environments such as indoor labs and remote outdoor locations.

Salary range
Average salary $54,166
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
5% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Agricultural Technician are:
NSW 28.9%
VIC 22.2%
QLD 23.6%

Key skills required

The top skills for an Agricultural Technician are:
  • Good at science
  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Enjoy agriculture and the environment
  • Able to make accurate observations and recordings
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Enjoy working outdoors
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