Precision Agriculture Technician

Agriculture Technician, Crop Specialist, Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist   More Names
Field Agronomist, GPS Field Data Collector (Global Positioning System Field Data Collector), Independent Crop Consultant, Migration Specialist, Nutrient Management Specialist, Physical Scientist, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Precision Agriculture Technician, Precision Agronomist, Precision Crop Manager, Precision Farming Coordinator, Precision Farming Specialist, Regional Agronomist, Research Agricultural Engineer, Soil Fertility Specialist
Description

Precision agriculture technicians use geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to improve agricultural practices. They use data to make precise decisions about watering, planting, and pesticide application.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
7% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $34,890 - $60,260    Hourly: $17 - $29
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

Workers in this field usually work outdoors but also work indoors, usually when analyzing data. These locations may not be temperature-controlled. Technicians are sometimes exposed to hot or cold temperatures, depending on the weather. They often travel around work sites in a truck, tractor, or other farm vehicle.

Legal Requirements
General/Nationwide
State-Specific
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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree (High School + 4 or more Years)
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Percent Job Growth:

7% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $34,890 - $60,260

Hourly: $17 - $29