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Agricultural Inspectors in Iowa

Considering a career as an Agricultural Inspector in Iowa?

2.8% Jobs Projection
$51,020 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Agricultural Inspectors in Iowa is growing slower than average.

  • Agricultural Inspectors in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Agricultural Inspectors Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 370 workers employed as Agricultural Inspectors in this state in 2018.

There were 390 Agricultural Inspectors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Agricultural Inspectors in this state are growing at a rate of 2.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 100 annual job openings, and 740 total jobs in 2026 for Agricultural Inspectors in this state.

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

What do Agricultural Inspectors Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Agricultural Inspectors ranged from $39,380 to $68,090 with $51,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.93 to $32.73. The median hourly rate was $24.53.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.41.

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


Top Iowa 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
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 $45,510

Top States for Agricultural Inspectors Employment

The table below shows the states 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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