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Earnings

The earnings of agricultural consultants vary from state to state and from county to county. Most USDA professionals start out at the GS-5 level (government pay grade), which in 2016 ranged between $28,262 and $36,740 annually, depending on education and experience. Agricultural consultants then move up through the government pay grades, earning more. The GS-9 level, for example, had a starting base pay of $42,823 in 2016. With some years of experience with the USDA, and with additional education, consultants can advance to GS-14, which in 2014 paid between $87,263 and $113,444 a year. Most consultants are eligible for other benefits such as paid vacations and sick days, health insurance, and pension plans.

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