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Agricultural Engineer Average Salary in India 2023

How much money does a person working as Agricultural Engineer make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
28,500 INR
( 342,000 INR yearly)


A person working as Agricultural Engineer in India typically earns around 28,500 INR per month. Salaries range from 13,400 INR (lowest) to 45,000 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Agricultural Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Agricultural Engineer Pay Scale and Salaries in India

Median and salary distribution India Agricultural Engineer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
26,800 INR or more
10% of people earn
23,600 to 26,800 INR
20% of people earn
16,400 INR or less
65% of people earn
16,400 to 23,600 INR
Minimum Salary
13,400 INR
27,000 INR
45,000 INR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Agricultural Engineer salaries in India range from 13,400 INR per month (starting salary) to 45,000 INR per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,000 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Agricultural Engineer(s) are earning less than 27,000 INR while the other half are earning more than 27,000 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Agricultural Engineer(s) are earning less than 21,900 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,900 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Agricultural Engineer(s) are earning less than 31,100 INR while 25% are earning more than 31,100 INR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 16,400 INR to 23,600 INR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 16,400 INR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 23,600 INR to 26,800 INR. Only 5% of people grossed 26,800 INR or more.

Agricultural Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Agricultural Engineer average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
15,500 INR
2 - 5 Years+38%
21,300 INR
5 - 10 Years+42%
30,300 INR
10 - 15 Years+22%
37,000 INR
15 - 20 Years+6%
39,000 INR
20+ Years+9%
42,500 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Agricultural Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Agricultural Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 15,500 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,300 INR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 30,300 INR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Agricultural Engineer whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 37,000 INR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 39,000 INR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 42,500 INR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Agricultural Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Agricultural Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Agricultural Engineer average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
21,300 INR
Master's Degree+83%
39,000 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly India Agricultural Engineer
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Agricultural Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 21,300 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,000 INR per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Agricultural Engineer

Salary comparison by gender India Agricultural Engineer monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Agricultural Engineer employees in India earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

30,700 INR
26,800 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Agricultural Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Agricultural Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural Engineer(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate India Agricultural Engineer
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Agricultural Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Agricultural Engineer
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"Agricultural Engineer" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Agricultural Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in India

How are Agricultural Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
26,000 INR
Average Salary 2020+3%
26,700 INR
Average Salary 2021+2%
27,400 INR
Average Salary 2022+2%
28,000 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Agricultural Engineer salaries in India are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Agricultural Engineer Average Hourly Wage in India

160 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 160 INR. This means that the average Agricultural Engineer in India earns approximately 160 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Agricultural Engineer' in India is 77 INR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Agricultural Engineer VS Other Jobs

28,500 INR
19,200 INR
31,900 INR
Average Salary
Agricultural Engineer
Average Salary
Gardening / Farming / Fishing
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Agricultural Engineer is 48% more than that of Gardening / Farming / Fishing. Also, Gardening / Farming / Fishing salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Agricultural Engineer and Gardening / Farming / Fishing monthly India
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Agricultural and Food Science Technician19,500 INR-32%
Agricultural and Food Scientist45,100 INR+58%
Agricultural Consultant45,100 INR+58%
Agricultural Engineer28,500 INR=
Agricultural Inspector27,100 INR-5%
Agricultural Manager47,500 INR+67%
Agronomist40,400 INR+42%
Animal Attendant14,300 INR-50%
Animal Nutritionist26,100 INR-8%
Animal Trainer16,600 INR-42%
Aquaculture and Seafood Farmer16,200 INR-43%
Bee Keeper9,030 INR-68%
Commercial Horticulturist21,400 INR-25%
Diver14,700 INR-48%
Farm Manager37,100 INR+30%
Farmer9,980 INR-65%
Floral Designer11,900 INR-58%
Foreman8,080 INR-72%
Forestry and Logging Worker8,310 INR-71%
Garden Center Helper8,550 INR-70%
Garden Centre Manager22,800 INR-20%
Gardener9,030 INR-68%
General Farm Assistant9,030 INR-68%
Greenhouse Assistant8,790 INR-69%
Greenhouse Manager21,900 INR-23%
Groundsman8,550 INR-70%
Grower9,500 INR-67%
Horticultural Worker9,030 INR-68%
Tree Pruner8,550 INR-70%
Tree Specialist14,300 INR-50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra25,100 INR
Ahmadabad30,200 INR
Bangalore30,800 INR
Bhopal28,800 INR
Chennai31,500 INR
Coimbatore26,500 INR
Delhi32,700 INR
Ghaziabad26,200 INR
Hyderabad32,100 INR
Indore27,600 INR
Jaipur28,800 INR
Kanpur28,200 INR
Kolkata31,200 INR
Lucknow30,000 INR
Ludhiana27,300 INR
Madurai26,100 INR
Mumbai31,400 INR
Nagpur27,900 INR
Patna27,000 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad27,100 INR
Pune30,600 INR
Surat30,900 INR
Vadodara25,400 INR
Visakhapatnam28,200 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands23,700 INR
Andhra Pradesh32,100 INR
Arunachal Pradesh25,700 INR
Assam30,900 INR
Bihar32,800 INR
Chandigarh25,800 INR
Chhatisgarh28,800 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli25,200 INR
Daman & Diu23,400 INR
Delhi29,400 INR
Goa25,400 INR
Gujarat32,400 INR
Haryana28,200 INR
Himachal Pradesh28,500 INR
Jammu & Kashmir27,600 INR
Jharkhand31,500 INR
Karnataka31,100 INR
Kerala31,200 INR
Lakshadweep23,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh33,600 INR
Maharashtra32,500 INR
Manipur27,900 INR
Meghalaya26,200 INR
Mizoram26,100 INR
Nagaland25,900 INR
Orissa31,800 INR
Pondicherry25,100 INR
Punjab30,600 INR
Rajasthan31,600 INR
Sikkim25,500 INR
Tamil Nadu31,400 INR
Tripura28,200 INR
Uttar Pradesh34,800 INR
Uttaranchal27,400 INR
West Bengal32,200 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Agricultural Engineer in India?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 27,000 INR and 31,100 INR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Agricultural Engineer in India is ranges from 21,900 INR to 31,100 INR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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