Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors
Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Inspect agricultural commodities or related operations, as well as fish or logging operations, for compliance with laws and regulations governing health, quality, and safety. Inspect or test horticultural products or livestock to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, or infestations and to determine the quality of products or animals. Verify that transportation and handling procedures meet regulatory requirements. Collect samples from animals, plants, or products and route them to laboratories for microbiological assessment, ingredient verification, or other testing. Interpret and enforce government acts and regulations and explain required standards to agricultural workers. Write reports of findings and recommendations and advise farmers, growers, or processors of corrective action to be taken.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $15.47   Entry $32,181.00
Mean $21.17   Mean $44,035.00
Experience $24.02 Experience $49,962.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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45-2011.00 Agricultural Inspectors