Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
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)
4,810 8.0 % $26.51 $55,140 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.66 $18.38 $24.38 $31.52 $41.52
Annual Wage (2) $30,490 $38,220 $50,700 $65,560 $86,350

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support activities for crop production 1,410 $26.20 $54,490
State government (OES designation) 750 $25.77 $53,590
Services to buildings and dwellings 290 $25.57 $53,180
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 270 $36.65 $76,230
Support activities for animal production 270 $25.14 $52,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises 30 $37.48 $77,970
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 270 $36.65 $76,230
Farm product raw material merch. whls. 120 $29.53 $61,430
Logging (7) $27.66 $57,540
Animal slaughtering and processing 40 $27.59 $57,380

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
Iowa 270 $34.89 $72,560 0.019%
Idaho 100 $24.17 $50,270 0.017%
Oklahoma 150 $23.15 $48,160 0.011%
Kansas 130 $26.21 $54,520 0.010%
Arkansas 110 $21.30 $44,300 0.010%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 70 $37.22 $77,420 0.003%
Iowa 270 $34.89 $72,560 0.019%
Minnesota 60 $34.32 $71,380 0.002%
North Carolina 50 $34.25 $71,230 0.001%
New Jersey 30 $33.67 $70,030 0.001%

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
Salinas, CA MSA 70 $34.97 $72,740 0.045%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 50 $25.79 $53,640 0.043%
Lexington, KY MSA 90 $28.72 $59,740 0.035%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 60 $25.87 $53,820 0.031%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 60 $21.00 $43,680 0.019%

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 (7) $39.35 $81,850 (7)
Salinas, CA MSA 70 $34.97 $72,740 0.045%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 70 $29.75 $61,870 0.003%
Baltimore, MD PMSA (7) $29.55 $61,460 (7)
Lexington, KY MSA 90 $28.72 $59,740 0.035%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Management Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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