Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers

On a paid basis, manage farms, ranches, aquacultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries, timber tracts, cotton gins, packing houses, or other agricultural establishments for employers. Carry out production, financial, and marketing decisions relating to the managed operations following guidelines from the owner. May contract tenant farmers or producers to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and marketing activities. May prepare cost, production, and other records. May perform physical work and operate machinery.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry 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)
5,420 6.4 % $25.04 $52,080 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.88 $16.76 $22.83 $29.93 $40.16
Annual Wage (2) $26,780 $34,850 $47,490 $62,260 $83,520

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
Support activities for crop production 1,570 $24.77 $51,510 1 14
State government (OES designation) 770 $26.38 $54,870 2 9
Services to buildings and dwellings 660 $20.31 $42,240 3 18
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 340 $30.39 $63,220 4 3
Support activities for animal production 260 $23.80 $49,510 5 15

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Management of companies and enterprises 40 $40.79 $84,830 12 1
Warehousing and storage (6) $35.53 $73,900 (6) 2
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 340 $30.39 $63,220 4 3
Oil and gas extraction (6) $30.17 $62,740 (6) 4
Animal food manufacturing 40 $28.68 $59,640 13 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
Iowa 310 $31.22 $64,930 0.022% 51
Idaho 100 $24.43 $50,810 0.018% 85
Kansas 180 $22.06 $45,880 0.014% 150
Arkansas 130 $20.61 $42,860 0.012% 134
Montana 40 $15.21 $31,630 0.010% 282

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Minnesota 90 $40.82 $84,910 0.003% 32
Washington 40 $33.36 $69,390 0.002% 81
Michigan 40 $32.00 $66,570 0.001% 74
Iowa 310 $31.22 $64,930 0.022% 51
Connecticut 60 $31.16 $64,820 0.004% 108

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
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 50 $27.34 $56,870 0.046%
Salinas, CA MSA 70 $34.66 $72,090 0.045%
Lexington, KY MSA 90 $28.22 $58,700 0.035%
Fresno, CA MSA 110 $26.37 $54,850 0.032%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 50 $22.62 $47,040 0.027%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA (6) $43.69 $90,870 (6)
Salinas, CA MSA 70 $34.66 $72,090 0.045%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 70 $29.48 $61,310 0.003%
Lexington, KY MSA 90 $28.22 $58,700 0.035%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 30 $27.47 $57,130 0.003%

About May 2003 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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