Rural engineering technologist - Salary and Career
Agriforestry and Livestock Engineers

Rural engineering technologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan, coordinate and execute agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources. They supervise these activities, promote rural extension, advising producers in the various aspects of agroforestry activities and prepare technical and scientific documentation. They can provide technical assistance and advice.

How much does an Rural engineering technologist earn

A Rural engineering technologist earns between $1.667 and $14.171 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.589 and a median salary of $4.500 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 269 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Rural engineering technologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.589 67.065 1.397 27
1º Quartile 1.667 19.998 417 8
Median Salary 4.500 54.000 1.125 21
3º Quartile 10.808 129.690 2.702 52
Higher Salary 14.171 170.054 3.543 68


Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • agronomists
        • agriforestry and livestock engineers

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Main workplaces

Agriforestry and Livestock Engineers they work in agriculture, livestock and forestry, forestry, fishing and aquaculture activities, in public and private companies and in producer cooperatives. They act as employees, service providers or public servants. There is also the possibility of placement in public quality inspection bodies or product classifiers and in public rural extension companies. They work as a team, with occasional supervision, in the open, often exposed to adverse weather conditions. May remain in uncomfortable conditions for long periods, subject to exposure to toxic materials and loud noise.


What does it take to work in the field of Agriforestry and Livestock Engineers

The occupations require a complete higher education in the area for their exercise. The presence of professionals with master's, doctoral or specialization courses is frequent.


Functions and activities of Rural engineering technologist

Agriforestry and Livestock Engineers must:

  • coordinate agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • develop technology;
  • perform agroforestry and livestock activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • coordinate agroforestry activities and the use of natural renewable and environmental resources;
  • plan agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • provide technical assistance and consultancy and rural extension;
  • communicate;
  • inspect agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • planning agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • developing technology;
  • elaborate technical and scientific documentation;
  • planning agricultural and livestock activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;
  • coordinating agroforestry activities and the use of renewable and environmental natural resources;

  • Activities

    • supervise the process in the management of natural resources ( biotic and abiotic);
    • adapt language;
    • inventory physical and financial resources of the enterprise;
    • guide the use of alternative energy sources;
    • discussing proposed solutions with stakeholders;
    • developing biotechnology;
    • perform technical visits;
    • carry out market studies;
    • elaborate technical-scientific articles;
    • guide the planning, execution, control and administration of production systems;
    • show receptivity;
    • supervise waste treatment processes;
    • set production parameters;
    • coordinating interinstitutional programs and agreements;
    • identify needs;
    • guide rural property management;
    • issue reports and technical opinions;
    • analyze collected samples and laboratory analysis results ;
    • supervise construction and maintenance of rural infrastructure;
    • diagnose situations;
    • elaborate projects;
    • organize events;
    • elaborate inventory of available resources (natural, machinery, equipment);
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • collect technical information;
    • perform topographic survey;
    • develop written expression;
    • supervise degraded area recovery processes;
    • coordinate interinstitutional programs and agreements;
    • develop leadership;
    • inspect product quality and health;
    • evaluate agroforestry activities;
    • develop products, equipment and accessories;
    • define production parameters;
    • coordinate the work team;
    • demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit;
    • prosecute environmental and forestry crimes;
    • adapt technology;
    • to gather technical information;
    • monitor control items of the production process and /or environmental;
    • manage heritage resources;
    • show adaptability;
    • developing specific computer programs;
    • demonstrate discernment;
    • perform expertise and audits;
    • analyze projects, contracts, agreements, proposals techniques, work programs.;
    • elaborate technical standards and procedures;
    • supervise activities of the production system (agriculture , aquaculture, forestry, livestock);
    • developing processes and waste treatment systems;
    • supervise process in natural resource management ( biotic and abiotic);
    • develop logical thinking;
    • inspect works in progress;
    • elaborate activity reports;
    • cultivate flexibility in interpersonal relationships;
    • elaborate statistical studies;
    • analyzing technical, socioeconomic and environmental feasibility of proposed solutions;
    • deliver courses, seminars, lectures.;
    • intermediate agreements, contracts, partnerships;
    • develop oral expression;
    • manage financial resources;
    • perform an environmental survey;
    • capture financial resources;
    • define chronological ordering and logistics of actions;
    • testing the performance of equipment, machines, materials ;
    • inspect extractivism activities;
    • coordinate training;
    • guide the commercialization of agroforestry products;
    • estimating costs;
    • organize events;
    • organize producer associations;
    • embargo agroforestry activities of infringing establishments;
    • prescribe agricultural prescriptions;
    • inspect origin, transport and commercialization of products of animal and plant origin;
    • seize agroforestry products;
    • guide processes of sustainable use and conservation of soil, water and environment;
    • elaborate material for the dissemination of products, services, equipment;
    • develop negotiation skills;


    Sectors that hire Rural engineering technologist the most in the job market

    • manufacture of raw sugar
    • soybean growing
    • other teaching activities
    • manufacture of machinery and equipment for agriculture and livestock, parts and accessories
    • agronomy and consultancy services for agricultural and livestock activities
    • manufacture of alcohol
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • engineering services
    • breeding cattle for beef




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