Average Starting Salaries For New Grad Agriculture Jobs In Canada


Full-time employment for new graduates in the agriculture industry spans dozens of fields with nothing more in common than that they work with crops or animals at some point along the production chain – which makes knowing what to expect from this industry even tougher.

Furthermore, ever-changing consumer and societal demands are influencing shifts throughout the entire agricultural industry. For example, today’s society is demanding more organic products than ever before.

But once you’ve gotten on top of all of this information, interviewing for entry level agriculture jobs should be a breeze. Whether you end up working in a lab with the latest innovations, on farmers’ fields analyzing soil, water, crops or insects, in an office on the business side of things, or managing a large-scale farming operation, you don’t want to get stumped on a question about your salary expectations.

These entry level agriculture salaries represent a few of the most common jobs that college and university graduates are hired for across Canada. Salaries can vary depending on your education, experience, certification level and location.

For example, new grads who have to live and work in remote locations can expect to earn a higher salary than those in more populated communities, plus many employers offer relocation assistance or bonuses. Salaries also tend to be highest in Alberta and slightly lower in other provinces.

The average starting salary for nearly all of these roles is approximately $40,000 to $45,000 per year.




Operations Analyst


Supply Chain Analyst


Assistant Plant Manager/Operations


Agricultural Loan Officer


Quality Assurance Analyst


Research Associate


Procurement Analyst




Sales Associate



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