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"I like working with and being an integral part of a community. The relationships built with farmers, 4-H'ers, and community leaders really make this career enjoyable."
Adam Probst, Woodford County

“If you have a program idea but don't know how to get started, chances are that somewhere within the nationwide network of extension agents is someone who can help you." -Kevin Lindsay, Fayette County

Beth Wilson
“As an agent, you are trained to give the best possible solution to a real-world problem. There's a lot of satisfaction in that. You are not micromanaged by a supervisor. You must be internally driven to provide information to residents of your county and to address issues vital to your own community."
-Beth Wilson, Pulaski County















Salary and Benefits

Salaries are comparable to those of other educational professions and vary according to the degree held, previous professional experience and the area of assignment.

Salaries are reviewed annually and adjusted according to performance and availability of funds.

The base starting salary for a Bachelor's Degree and no work experience is $34,000 per year.

The base starting salary for a Master's Degree and no work experience is $38,000 per year.

Compensation for prior work experience is based on how closely related the experience is to the job duties of an Extension Agent.


For information about Employee Benefits please click here.

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