Agrotechnical - Salary and Career
Agricultural Technicians

Agrotechnical - 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 Agrotechnical earn

A Agrotechnical earns between $1.411 and $6.338 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.566 and a median salary of $2.000 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 18.506 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Agrotechnical

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.566 30.787 641 12
1º Quartile 1.411 16.938 353 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 10
3º Quartile 4.833 58.001 1.208 23
Higher Salary 6.338 76.053 1.584 30


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 Agrotechnical

Agricultural Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Agrotechnical the most in the job market

    • tests and technical analysis
    • soybean growing
    • agronomy and consultancy services for agricultural and livestock activities
    • wholesale of agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, fertilizers and soil correctives
    • agricultural support activities
    • manufacture of raw sugar
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • manufacture of alcohol
    • agricultural pest control and spraying service
    • breeding cattle for beef




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