Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by area of the country and the inspector's area of specialization.
Agricultural inspectors who work full time generally receive benefits. Common benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a retirement plan.
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In Minnesota, about 283 agricultural inspectors work in this very small occupation.
About three-quarters of all inspectors work for a government agency.
- Federal, state, and local government agencies
- Meat processing companies
Most inspectors work for the government. These government agencies are not expected to hire many new workers. Instead they expect businesses to do the routine inspections. Some new jobs will occur in the meat processing industry as consumers call for better inspection of their food.
Many agricultural inspectors are expected to retire in the next decade. Thus, job prospects should be good for recent graduates in this field.
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