Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
13,670 7.5 % $15.09 $31,390 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $10.62 $13.83 $18.73 $23.57
Annual Wage (2) $19,120 $22,100 $28,760 $38,950 $49,020

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 $16.22 $33,740 1 7
Federal government (OES designation) 3,810 $15.48 $32,210 2 8
Local government (OES designation) 2,180 $13.81 $28,730 3 13
Animal slaughtering and processing 950 $12.02 $24,990 4 18
Professional and similar organizations 520 $13.49 $28,060 5 14

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Management and technical consulting services 80 $25.90 $53,860 12 1
Colleges and universities 60 $21.38 $44,470 14 2
Dairy product manufacturing 40 $18.81 $39,110 19 3
Management of companies and enterprises 40 $18.55 $38,580 17 4
Farm product raw material merch. whls. 40 $17.30 $35,980 18 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 270 $14.82 $30,820 0.048% 304
Arkansas 340 $12.75 $26,520 0.030% 362
Louisiana 480 $15.12 $31,440 0.026% 342
California 3,410 $14.27 $29,690 0.023% 523
North Dakota 70 $16.58 $34,490 0.022% 213

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 30 $21.01 $43,700 0.010% 154
New Jersey 70 $19.97 $41,540 0.002% 335
Michigan 70 $19.58 $40,720 0.002% 297
New York 320 $18.48 $38,430 0.004% 388
Ohio 340 $18.21 $37,870 0.006% 322

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 160 $11.64 $24,200 0.255%
Yakima, WA MSA 170 $15.33 $31,880 0.222%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 210 $14.80 $30,790 0.171%
Fresno, CA MSA 420 $14.60 $30,360 0.123%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 190 $15.54 $32,320 0.101%

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 $25.48 $53,000 0.002%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 30 $24.03 $49,980 0.003%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 50 $22.37 $46,520 0.005%
Chicago, IL PMSA 60 $20.47 $42,590 0.002%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 50 $20.16 $41,930 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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