Poultry technician - Salary and Career
Livestock technicians

Poultry technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They work in the most diverse areas of animal husbandry and management, promoting measures of prophylaxis, health, feeding and reproduction. They manage rural businesses and promote the marketing of products and animals. They study and apply biological and zootechnical principles to experiment, test, develop and improve methods of producing animal life, including useful insects.

How much does an Poultry technician earn

A Poultry technician earns between $1.367 and $8.516 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.278 and a median salary of $2.500 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 309 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Poultry technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.278 39.338 820 15
1º Quartile 1.367 16.405 342 6
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 12
3º Quartile 6.495 77.940 1.624 31
Higher Salary 8.516 102.197 2.129 40

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • animal health science technicians
        • livestock technicians

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Main workplaces

Livestock technicians they work in livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, research and development laboratories and in food manufacturing industries. They are salaried professionals, with a formal contract, they are organized in a work team, under the supervision of professionals with higher education. They operate indoors or outdoors, during daytime hours. In some of the activities carried out, they are exposed to high and low temperatures and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Livestock technicians

The exercise of this occupation requires a technical course in livestock or zootechnics (medium level). The full performance of activities occurs after one year of experience.

Functions and activities of Poultry technician

Livestock technicians must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • conduct reproductive management;
  • grow forages and grains;
  • cultivate forages and grains;
  • promote zootechnical management;
  • perform laboratory analysis;
  • processing animal products;
  • prepare feed;
  • perform zootechnical and sanitary control;
  • process products of animal origin;
  • manage rural properties;
  • process animal products;
  • grow forage and grain;
  • cultivate forage and grain;
  • prepare food;
  • participate in research projects;

  • Activities

    • choose varieties, seedlings and seeds;
    • separate animals into categories and breeds;
    • recruit labor;
    • peak birds;
    • evaluate diseases and infestations of animals and pastures;
    • monitor deliveries;
    • read samples;
    • supervise execution of services;
    • work in the community;
    • smoking meat and fish;
    • diagnose pregnancy;
    • write reports;
    • measure animals (biometrics);
    • gather work equipment;
    • determine needs of each animal;
    • rotate crops;
    • set budget;
    • distribute tasks;
    • detect pests and diseases;
    • grow plankton (phyto and zoo);
    • casquear animals;
    • assist in surgeries;
    • identify animals (iron, tattoo, earring, chip, etc.);
    • manufacturing dairy products;
    • prepare feed;
    • develop operations schedule;
    • provide equipment maintenance;
    • store forage and grain (silage and hay);
    • adopt safety and biosecurity measures;
    • demarcate land;
    • operate equipment;
    • give medication;
    • cut teeth and tails;
    • organize pharmacy and warehouse;
    • check quality of ingredients;
    • feed animals (concentrate and roughage);
    • disinfect facilities;
    • prepare reagents;
    • develop projects;
    • observe the health status of the animals;
    • adapt facilities to the project;
    • control parasites (worms, ticks, worms, etc.);
    • collect materials for analysis;
    • update yourself;
    • store semen;
    • interpret results;
    • weigh animals;
    • plan breeding season;
    • provide technical assistance;
    • operate computer;
    • prepare samples;
    • incubate eggs;
    • care for newborns;
    • adapt the environment to the species and vice versa;
    • fill in control sheets (type and or write);
    • collect fish larvae;
    • fertilize soil;
    • remediate soil;
    • provoke spawning;
    • prescribe packaging;
    • tanning hides and fur;
    • cure wounds;
    • wean animals;
    • design rural facilities;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • sort products;
    • estimate execution feasibility;
    • collect spawn;
    • trade agricultural products;
    • advise assistants and interns;
    • disclose products;
    • rotate pastures;
    • dehorn animals;
    • formulate rations;
    • revert sex (fish);
    • castrate animals;
    • prepare semen;
    • remove shrimp eye stalk;
    • disclose results;
    • select animals for breeding;
    • monitor embryonic development (ovoscopy, ultrasound, etc.);
    • ensure the conservation of the environment;
    • drop birds;
    • quantify productivity;
    • work as a team;
    • control finances;
    • evaluate project results;
    • inspect raw material;
    • inspect project execution;
    • get vaccinated;
    • adjust production to demand;
    • scaling squad;
    • inseminate animals;
    • deliver classes and courses;
    • participate in meetings and congresses;
    • train labor;
    • assist in embryo transfer;
    • vaccinate animals;
    • train animals;
    • shear animals;
    • collect data;
    • provide weed control;
    • manufacturing sausages;
    • describe topography;
    • sexing animals;
    • plant seedlings and seeds;
    • separate animals for slaughter;
    • provide conservation and storage;
    • collect semen;
    • choose feed ingredients;
    • create control sheets;
    • demarcate contour lines;
    • place larvae in brackish water (shrimp);

    Sectors that hire Poultry technician the most in the job market

    • breeding cattle for beef
    • manufacture of animal feed
    • slaughter of birds
    • breeding cattle for milk
    • other teaching activities
    • breeding chickens for broilers
    • animal artificial insemination service
    • soybean growing
    • agricultural raw materials wholesale
    • combined office and administrative support services

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