Conducted in April 2018, AgPro’s annual Salary Survey had a record number of responses.
The goal of the survey is to provide a better understanding of salary and compensation for agronomy sales professionals and applicator and machine operators.
Respondents included agronomy department managers, agronomy assistant managers, general managers, assistant managers, location managers and operations managers. Top states represented in the 2018 survey were Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, California, Kansas, Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina.
The average number of full-time professional applicators for the respondents’ companies was 37. The average number for full-time sales agronomists for the respondents’ companies was 30.
One trend is a 5% increase in both expectations of higher education level and higher experience level leading to higher pay for applicators. For sales agronomists, those elevated levels of education and experience still mattered, but the expectation stayed flat.
Base Annual Salary
Base Salary: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Base Salary: Sales Agronomists
Base Wage Increases: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Base Wage Increases: Sales Agronomists
Bonuses: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Bonuses: Sales Agronomists
Bonus Factors: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Bonus Factors: Sales Agronomists
Influence of Benefits Packages
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Education: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Minimum Education: Sales Agronomists
Education/Salary Relationship: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Education/Salary Relationship: Sales Agronomist
Experience/Salary Relationship: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Experience/Salary Relationship: Sales Agronomist
Education vs. Experience: Applicators/Machinery Operators
Education vs. Experience: Sales Agronomist
Introduction by Margy Eckelkamp. Data visualization by Lindsey Benne.