Career Information | Agricultural Education Salary

Southern Illinois University



Career Information

Careers in Agricultural Education

High School Ag Teachers

  • Average Salary for Illinois agriculture teachers is $45,822.
  • 29% of Illinois agriculture teachers are female.
  • 64% of Illinois agriculture teachers have extended contracts.
  • In 2007-08 the average agriculture teaching salary in Illinois was $45,822.00. Four percent of Illinois agriculture teachers reported earning over $80,000.00 in 2007-08. The health and retirement benefits are also great.

Community Colleges Instructors

  • Average Salary - $51,587.
  • More flexibility in daily schedule of teaching time.

University Professors

  • Coordinate undergraduate and graduate classes in agricultural education.
  • Organize Collegiate FFA and Agricultural Education Clubs.
  • Develop research projects that benefit agricultural education students.

Agricultural Literacy Coordinators

  • Bring a message of consumption agriculture to elementary students
    and teachers.
  • Showcase agriculture in use everyday in the world around you.
  • Provide direct links between core learning areas and agriculture.

Extension Advisors

  • Develop programming for their communities.
  • Work in a variety of settings with all ages of people (food/nutrition, farming, horticulture, and youth programming).

Corporate Education Specialists

  • Coordinate employee training programs at companies such as ADM, John Deere and Monsanto.
  • Focus on employee leadership skills to improve efficiency of company.
  • Opportunities are available for state, national and international level.