Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,760 7.8 % $15.09 $31,380 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.44 $13.76 $18.79 $23.94
Annual Wage (2) $18,920 $21,720 $28,620 $39,080 $49,790

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 4,570 $16.00 $33,280 1 4
Federal government (OES designation) 4,130 $14.91 $31,020 2 7
Animal slaughtering and processing 830 $11.96 $24,880 3 14
Professional and similar organizations 500 $13.48 $28,040 4 9
Support activities for crop production 210 $12.00 $24,960 5 13

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 70 $21.07 $43,830 11 1
Other support services 30 $19.80 $41,190 14 2
Farm product raw material merch. whls. 40 $17.19 $35,750 13 3
State government (OES designation) 4,570 $16.00 $33,280 1 4
Local government (OES designation) (6) $15.72 $32,690 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Idaho 290 $15.18 $31,570 0.051% 255
Arkansas 370 $12.44 $25,880 0.033% 351
Louisiana 480 $14.87 $30,930 0.026% 326
Washington 590 $15.38 $31,990 0.023% 442
Kansas 260 $17.05 $35,460 0.020% 244

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut (6) $27.82 $57,870 (6) 129
New Jersey 100 $20.34 $42,310 0.003% 308
Vermont 30 $19.52 $40,610 0.010% 170
New York 310 $18.32 $38,100 0.004% 358
Ohio 360 $17.96 $37,350 0.007% 284

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Florence, SC MSA 190 $11.41 $23,730 0.306%
Yakima, WA MSA 170 $13.84 $28,800 0.218%
Fresno, CA MSA 420 $13.97 $29,060 0.121%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 140 $13.04 $27,120 0.117%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 200 $14.99 $31,180 0.108%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 50 $24.61 $51,190 0.002%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 40 $22.64 $47,090 0.004%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 40 $19.09 $39,700 0.003%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 60 $19.01 $39,550 0.004%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 160 $18.99 $39,490 0.015%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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