Top dollars lure Ag graduates

Agriculture graduates earn more than those entering into law, accounting and economic career. That’s one of the findings to come out of a national survey conducted by Rimfire Resources. The other good news is that up to 95% of graduates are finding full-time employment.

Director of Rimfire Resources and Career Harvest, Nigel Crawley, says about 13,500 people were surveyed.

“The average base salary was just shy of $80,000. If you have a look at the average wage in Australia, it’s $57,928,” he says.

“I also think there’s a misconception that all agribusiness roles are based in regional areas and when we looked at those surveyed, around 44% were living in urban areas.”

Audio: Nigel Crawley, Director of Rimfire Resources and Career Harvest talking about the salaries of new agriculture graduates (ABC Rural)