Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting:


Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 388,590 100.00% $9.24 $11.79 $24,530 0.6 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,570 1.69% $33.43 $40.48 $84,200 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 260 0.07% $72.20 $77.05 $160,260 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,150 0.81% $36.36 $44.45 $92,450 3.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 0.01% $47.06 $51.17 $106,430 6.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 0.04% $58.41 $58.90 $122,510 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 0.01% $31.06 $36.08 $75,040 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 0.06% $42.08 $46.16 $96,010 6.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 0.06% $31.42 $34.94 $72,680 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 240 0.06% $30.17 $32.61 $67,840 3.0 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 1,880 0.48% $25.47 $28.91 $60,140 3.5 %
11-9012 Farmers and Ranchers (8) (8) $39.13 $32.34 $67,260 16.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 0.02% $39.52 $41.95 $87,260 7.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,450 0.37% $25.01 $27.70 $57,610 2.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 110 0.03% $27.31 $29.71 $61,800 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 0.05% $23.31 $23.90 $49,710 5.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 0.01% $28.83 $28.86 $60,040 5.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) (8) $25.41 $25.09 $52,180 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 310 0.08% $23.00 $26.87 $55,880 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 700 0.18% $26.94 $28.49 $59,260 2.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 240 0.06% $28.40 $29.33 $61,010 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 0.01% $37.26 $36.16 $75,210 7.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 0.01% $27.69 $29.99 $62,390 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 0.03% $25.12 $26.43 $54,970 2.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 100 0.03% $26.93 $28.60 $59,490 8.7 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 80 0.02% $28.25 $28.92 $60,150 10.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,540 0.65% $18.55 $21.52 $44,760 3.3 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 170 0.04% $21.86 $26.86 $55,860 5.6 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 110 0.03% $23.92 $25.65 $53,350 5.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 260 0.07% $26.39 $27.56 $57,310 7.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 560 0.14% $28.27 $29.35 $61,060 3.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,030 0.27% $13.63 $14.84 $30,860 2.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 140 0.04% $20.63 $21.02 $43,710 3.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 130 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 0.02% $17.05 $17.46 $36,310 6.6 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 110 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 100 0.03% $15.73 $16.96 $35,280 5.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 0.01% (4) (4) $26,450 4.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 130 0.03% $30.14 $31.34 $65,180 8.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 0.02% $37.24 $41.28 $85,860 9.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 0.01% $14.99 $15.39 $32,010 3.4 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 390 0.10% $10.49 $11.38 $23,680 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 380 0.10% $10.44 $11.37 $23,640 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,990 1.03% $10.95 $12.52 $26,040 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 190 0.05% $20.25 $20.31 $42,240 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,200 0.31% $9.06 $10.08 $20,960 4.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.02% $10.20 $11.10 $23,090 5.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) (8) $11.08 $11.45 $23,810 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 830 0.21% $10.02 $11.80 $24,540 4.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,530 0.39% $12.52 $14.05 $29,220 4.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,320 1.37% $11.37 $13.23 $27,530 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 0.03% $15.97 $19.42 $40,390 10.9 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 2,060 0.53% $14.51 $16.73 $34,790 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 3,140 0.81% $9.91 $10.70 $22,260 2.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,480 0.64% $23.97 $26.53 $55,190 6.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 0.02% $32.26 $36.47 $75,860 6.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 30 0.01% $7.53 $8.53 $17,740 10.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 90 0.02% $9.73 $10.84 $22,540 7.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 930 0.24% $19.17 $23.23 $48,320 15.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 0.02% $24.88 $27.42 $57,030 5.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 0.31% $28.04 $30.41 $63,250 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $20.20 $20.97 $43,610 5.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,210 5.20% $12.24 $13.33 $27,740 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,190 0.31% $20.69 $22.33 $46,450 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 40 0.01% $14.49 $14.46 $30,080 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,420 1.14% $13.86 $14.62 $30,410 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 970 0.25% $13.52 $13.61 $28,320 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 350 0.09% $14.43 $14.90 $30,980 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 0.06% $9.41 $10.52 $21,870 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 0.03% $14.77 $14.38 $29,910 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 0.03% $14.97 $16.17 $33,630 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 0.12% $10.60 $11.15 $23,180 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) (8) $13.47 $15.55 $32,340 8.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 0.01% $8.75 $9.17 $19,080 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) (8) $13.01 $13.93 $28,960 15.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 0.01% $18.57 $18.50 $38,480 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,470 0.38% $11.21 $11.93 $24,820 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 160 0.04% $12.15 $11.56 $24,050 4.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,260 0.32% $9.31 $10.33 $21,490 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 0.21% $18.22 $18.92 $39,340 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,150 0.81% $11.70 $12.21 $25,400 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 0.02% $13.77 $15.28 $31,780 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 0.05% $12.24 $12.83 $26,690 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) (8) $13.38 $12.95 $26,940 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,750 1.22% $10.10 $11.06 $23,000 1.5 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 275,050 70.78% $8.95 $10.51 $21,860 0.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 10,900 2.81% $17.33 $19.03 $39,570 1.4 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (8) (8) $16.52 $17.92 $37,270 4.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 700 0.18% $16.45 $17.55 $36,500 10.9 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 1,610 0.41% $13.42 $16.28 $33,860 5.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 12,720 3.27% $8.30 $8.88 $18,480 1.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 15,040 3.87% $10.08 $11.15 $23,200 1.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 186,030 47.87% $8.51 $8.94 $18,600 0.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 12,600 3.24% $10.04 $11.00 $22,890 1.7 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,380 0.36% $9.59 $11.25 $23,400 4.1 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 160 0.04% $16.07 $14.88 $30,940 4.7 %
45-4021 Fallers 6,050 1.56% $14.63 $16.30 $33,900 2.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 22,020 5.67% $15.38 $15.87 $33,000 1.0 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 530 0.14% $17.36 $18.10 $37,640 6.7 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 4,350 1.12% $16.06 $15.85 $32,970 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 720 0.19% $14.35 $15.91 $33,090 4.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 0.16% $13.97 $15.36 $31,940 5.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,020 1.81% $14.27 $15.45 $32,130 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 0.08% $24.12 $25.20 $52,410 2.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 150 0.04% $19.47 $20.49 $42,610 6.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 0.12% $15.68 $16.74 $34,820 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 1,490 0.38% $13.10 $13.88 $28,860 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 920 0.24% $16.75 $17.83 $37,090 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 0.04% $16.25 $17.06 $35,480 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,520 0.65% $12.94 $14.09 $29,310 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 550 0.14% $12.84 $13.25 $27,560 2.9 %
49-9096 Riggers 120 0.03% $18.29 $20.18 $41,970 6.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 0.05% $9.18 $10.21 $21,230 4.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 0.02% $17.62 $20.22 $42,060 23.8 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,250 3.15% $9.65 $11.65 $24,230 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 840 0.22% $18.83 $20.49 $42,610 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 0.01% $8.57 $9.06 $18,840 4.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 430 0.11% $10.16 $10.36 $21,560 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 0.01% $15.84 $16.34 $33,990 8.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,280 0.33% $16.36 $16.65 $34,620 9.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 0.01% $16.95 $15.98 $33,240 5.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 680 0.17% $10.74 $11.90 $24,740 3.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 0.11% $9.80 $11.86 $24,660 12.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 0.03% $12.89 $13.66 $28,420 6.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,010 0.26% $10.90 $10.77 $22,390 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 0.07% $6.93 $6.97 $14,510 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,030 0.27% $9.34 $10.79 $22,440 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,680 0.95% $8.64 $9.24 $19,210 2.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 760 0.20% $9.09 $10.23 $21,280 4.8 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $14.60 $14.54 $30,230 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 890 0.23% $9.15 $10.02 $20,850 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 430 0.11% $9.18 $11.16 $23,210 7.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 49,790 12.81% $9.89 $12.12 $25,200 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,290 0.33% $18.26 $19.46 $40,470 2.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 400 0.10% $21.36 $23.01 $47,860 3.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 1,070 0.28% (4) (4) $65,730 7.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 12,080 3.11% $14.72 $15.41 $32,050 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,300 0.33% $11.56 $12.21 $25,400 2.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 380 0.10% $9.89 $11.21 $23,320 5.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 110 0.03% $18.34 $18.95 $39,410 8.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 170 0.04% $16.00 $16.85 $35,050 4.8 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 220 0.06% $17.88 $17.68 $36,780 2.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,440 1.14% $10.56 $11.59 $24,120 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 0.04% $9.21 $9.61 $19,990 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10,000 2.57% $8.89 $9.73 $20,230 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,020 0.26% $8.22 $8.85 $18,410 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 16,780 4.32% $8.89 $9.31 $19,360 1.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.83 $12.36 $25,700 6.7 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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