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Agricultural Inspectors in California

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Agricultural Inspectors in California

Considering a career as an Agricultural Inspector in California?

6.9% Jobs Projection
$45,500 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Agricultural Inspectors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Agricultural Inspectors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Agricultural Inspectors in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Agricultural Inspectors Work in California?

In California, there were 1,930 people working as Agricultural Inspectors in the year 2018.

There were 2,480 Agricultural Inspectors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 260 Agricultural Inspectors working in it, which means California has more Agricultural Inspectors than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Agricultural Inspectors in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 410 annual job openings, and a total of 3,100 jobs for California Agricultural Inspectors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 16,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Agricultural Inspectors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Agricultural Inspectors ranged from $29,480 to $79,500 with $45,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.17 to $38.22. The median hourly rate was $21.88.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.01.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Agricultural Inspectors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Agricultural Inspectors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 $48,370
Fresno, CA 310 $45,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 $37,790
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 120 $30,640
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 $58,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 $70,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 $71,630
Modesto, CA 50 $49,650
El Centro, CA 30 $41,990

Top States for Agricultural Inspectors Employment

View the list below to see where most Agricultural Inspectors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,930 $45,500
Georgia 620 $41,370
Florida 590 $32,470
Texas 550 $49,650
Washington 470 $48,540
Kansas 470 $43,540
Nebraska 420 $43,190
North Carolina 410 $43,040
Ohio 400 $46,220
Missouri 400 $42,730
Illinois 370 $54,850
Iowa 370 $51,020
Pennsylvania 360 $54,620
Tennessee 340 $44,130
Mississippi 320 $41,360
Virginia 320 $42,620
Oklahoma 300 $35,220
New York 300 $65,410
Arkansas 270 $44,140
Wisconsin 260 $45,490

Below are the states where Agricultural Inspectors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $76,950
New York $65,410
Vermont $59,450
New Jersey $59,220
Illinois $54,850
Pennsylvania $54,620
Iowa $51,020
Louisiana $50,600
Texas $49,650
Washington $48,540


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