Agriculture and Livestock technician - Salary and Career
Agricultural Technicians

Agriculture and Livestock technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide technical assistance and consultancy, directly advising producers on agricultural production, marketing and biosecurity procedures. They carry out agricultural projects in their various stages. They plan agricultural activities, verifying economic viability, soil and climate conditions and infrastructure. They promote organization, extension and rural training. They supervise agricultural production. They develop technologies adapted to agricultural production. They can spread organic production.

How much does an Agriculture and Livestock technician earn

A Agriculture and Livestock technician earns between $1.214 and $6.744 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.670 and a median salary of $2.100 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.692 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Agriculture and Livestock technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.670 32.041 668 13
1º Quartile 1.214 14.573 304 6
Median Salary 2.100 25.194 525 10
3º Quartile 5.143 61.720 1.286 24
Higher Salary 6.744 80.929 1.686 32


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • agricultural technicians

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Main workplaces

Agricultural Technicians they work in public and private companies, in rural extension and agricultural research activities and in inspection or public bodies. They work as salaried employees, with a formal contract, or as self-employed, providing technical consultancy. They are supervised occasionally and activities take place in the open during daytime hours. They may work under strong pressure and, in some of the activities, may be subject to exposure to toxic material.


What does it take to work in the field of Agricultural Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Agricultural Technicians requires an agricultural or livestock technical course (medium level). Full performance as a head coach occurs with less than one year of experience in the area. The updating of technicians is permanent, through short courses.


Functions and activities of Agriculture and Livestock technician

Agricultural Technicians must:

  • planning agricultural activities;
  • promote rural organization, extension and training;
  • promote organization, extension and rural capacity building;
  • perform agricultural projects;
  • provide technical assistance and consultancy;
  • recommend biosecurity procedures;
  • plan agricultural activities;
  • manage rural businesses;
  • inspect agricultural production;
  • spread organic production;
  • disseminar organic production;
  • execute agricultural projects;
  • executing agricultural projects;
  • promote rural organization, extension and capacity building;
  • promote organization, extension and rural training;
  • disseminate organic production;
  • communicate;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • develop technologies;
  • manage rural enterprises;
  • recommend biosafety procedures;
  • manage rural companies;

  • Activities

    • advise on the use of agricultural inputs;
    • spread the production of organic compounds;
    • developing a blueprint of rural buildings;
    • guide waste management;
    • adapt production technologies;
    • recommend cleaning and disinfection of machines, equipment and facilities;
    • lead;
    • interact socially;
    • adapt equipment according to the needs of the region and producer;
    • check soil and climate conditions (soil, climate, water);
    • advise on the treatment of water to be used in agricultural production;
    • check availability of labor for activity;
    • select seeds for organic production;
    • create alternative techniques for planting, application of pesticides and others;
    • inspect vaccination of animals;
    • check property infrastructure (machines, equipment, facilities and others);
    • guide in the definition and handling of equipment, machines and implements;
    • advise on environmental preservation;
    • monitor construction of contour line;
    • check the producer's technological capacity;
    • advise on the standard of seed and seedling production;
    • guide feeding and handling of animals;
    • inspect compliance with technical norms and standards;
    • disseminate natural products for pest and disease control;
    • show moderation;
    • advise on planting season, cultural practices and harvest;
    • guide on the standard of seed and seedling production;
    • guide on irrigation and drainage forms and management;
    • organize meetings with producers;
    • guide in the legalization of agricultural enterprises (agribusiness, aquaculture and others);
    • preparing budgets;
    • guide on feed formulations;
    • guide the choice and management of pasture and forage;
    • disclose agricultural products;
    • formulate animal feed;
    • perform animal necropsies;
    • adapt facilities according to the needs of the region and producer;
    • to gather data on the area to be worked (topography, extension and others);
    • collect samples for analysis (blood, soil, feed, plants, fodder, cereals and others);
    • classify vegetable products;
    • disseminate green manure technique;
    • inspect sale and application of pesticides;
    • provide financial data about property for accounting;
    • recommend on the rational use of pesticides and veterinary drugs;
    • guide in the processing of agricultural products;
    • ensure working conditions;
    • recommend on triple washing technique for pesticide packaging;
    • make payments;
    • research market supplier of inputs, materials, machinery and equipment;
    • guide on irrigation and drainage ways and management;
    • send samples of agricultural products for laboratory analysis;
    • distribute tasks;
    • supervise agricultural activities;
    • write correctly;
    • demonstrate self-confidence;
    • hire labor;
    • guide integrated pest and disease management;
    • install demo unit for producers;
    • demonstrate commitment;
    • commercialize agricultural production, inputs, seeds and others;
    • inspect health of agricultural products;
    • perform mechanical and manual weeding;
    • recommend on plant and animal quarantine technique;
    • locate contour lines, irrigation channels, water intakes and others;
    • guide on soil preparation, correction and conservation;
    • check economic feasibility;
    • collect experimental data;
    • perform minor surgical interventions;
    • demonstrate attendance;
    • issue documents related to production (seeds and seedlings) and health protection (animal and vegetable);
    • collect pest and disease data;
    • develop equipment for producers;
    • inspect production of seedlings and seeds;
    • demonstrate oral comprehension skills;
    • guide in the recovery of degraded areas;
    • recommend on sanitary vacuum technique;
    • define training location;
    • guide in the definition and management of equipment, machines and implements;
    • developing agricultural projects;
    • manage animal reproduction (insemination, synchronization, crosses);
    • promote field days for technology diffusion;
    • presenting research results at meetings and congresses in the agricultural and environmental areas of communication;
    • check availability and quality of water to be used in agricultural production;
    • prove punctuality;
    • guide on animal and plant reproduction techniques;
    • prepare dissemination material on technical issues;
    • regulate machinery and equipment;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • interact with the community;
    • execute cost-benefit survey for the producer;
    • guide constructions and agricultural installations;
    • prescribe agricultural prescriptions;
    • represent agricultural products commercially;
    • demonstrate cultivation techniques and animal handling for producers;
    • prepare infrastructure for training;
    • inspect the health of agricultural products;
    • delegate functions;
    • systemize socioeconomic information of the community;
    • guide pre-slaughter (displacement, fasting, time, number of animals and others);
    • advise the fate of dead animals;
    • guide management of animal development (breeding, rearing and finishing);
    • advise producers in the purchase and sale of agricultural inputs, materials and products ;
    • recommend on the destination of packages of pesticides and veterinary medicines;
    • stimulate the participation of producers in associations and groups;
    • prepare reports, reports, opinions, expertise and evaluations;
    • collect meteorological data;
    • planning crop rotation;
    • enable financial resources and materials for training;
    • recommend on isolation of production area and access of people and animals;
    • demonstrate use of equipment (ppe, implements and others);
    • interpret soil analysis and laboratory results;
    • spread mulch technique;
    • inspect documentation of agricultural products in transit;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • advise on minor surgical interventions (castration, dehorning, tail docking and other );
    • disclose courses and events with producers;
    • elaborate plan of rural buildings;
    • guide pruning, thinning, thinning and thinning;
    • guide in the control of disease-transmitting animals;
    • perform crossbreeding of cultivars;
    • define production technologies;
    • adopt production system according to market needs;
    • guide in the choice of place for agricultural activity;
    • demonstrate gestural quality;
    • promote meetings with employees and suppliers;
    • recommend on the destination of packages of pesticides and veterinary drugs;
    • manage property employees;
    • disseminate natural products in fertilization and soil correction;
    • guide on the use of personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • demonstrate perception;
    • demonstrate visual ability;
    • regulating machinery and equipment;
    • deliver training and courses;
    • disseminate crop interleaving technique;
    • conduct research experiments;
    • guide sample collection for analysis and examinations;
    • define cultivars, races and species;
    • demonstrate oral skills;
    • guide the formation of associations and groups of producers;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • guide sample collection for analysis and examination;
    • participate in events related to agriculture;
    • guide formation of associations and groups of producers;
    • guide in the choice of species and cultivars;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • research consumer market;
    • recommend buying and selling animals;
    • buy machinery, equipment, inputs, materials and animals;
    • guide on planting techniques;
    • assist dystocic deliveries (difficult deliveries);


    Sectors that hire Agriculture and Livestock technician the most in the job market

    • agronomy and consultancy services for agricultural and livestock activities
    • breeding cattle for beef
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • dairy manufacturing
    • wholesale of agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, fertilizers and soil correctives
    • other teaching activities
    • soybean growing
    • swine farming
    • manufacture of animal feed
    • combined office and administrative support services




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