Agricultural Technician

Kaihangarau Ahuwhenua

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Agricultural technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist agricultural scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Pay

Agricultural technicians with up to five years' experience usually earn

$45K-$65K per year

Senior agricultural technicians with five or more years' experience usually earn

$55K-$85K per year

Source: AgResearch, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an agricultural technician are average due to good demand for their services, but high competition for jobs.
Two agricultural technicians tending to potted plants in a greenhouse

Agricultural technicians help agricultural scientists study plants and animals (Photo: AgResearch)

Last updated 26 May 2017