Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

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)
3,410 6.3 % $30.00 $62,400 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.07 $20.17 $27.03 $36.87 $49.77
Annual Wage (2) $31,350 $41,950 $56,230 $76,700 $103,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,600 $29.45 $61,260
Support Activities for Animal Production 240 $24.69 $51,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 $30.18 $62,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 $44.04 $91,600
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 130 $28.95 $60,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 $44.04 $91,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 $39.25 $81,640
Logging 40 $32.51 $67,620
Local Government (OES designation) (8) $32.22 $67,030
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 100 $30.84 $64,140


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Idaho 110 $32.99 $68,620 0.017%
Nebraska 100 $31.32 $65,140 0.011%
Arkansas 120 $25.54 $53,130 0.010%
New Mexico 60 $20.54 $42,730 0.007%
Iowa 100 $28.77 $59,840 0.007%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Florida 130 $43.42 $90,320 0.002%
Arizona 100 $38.47 $80,030 0.004%
Washington 80 $36.85 $76,650 0.003%
Pennsylvania (8) $35.61 $74,080 (8)
Colorado (8) $35.27 $73,370 (8)


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Yuma, AZ 70 $41.37 $86,040 0.114%
Salinas, CA 140 $36.90 $76,760 0.088%
El Centro, CA 40 $27.17 $56,510 0.075%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 $36.38 $75,660 0.059%
Bakersfield, CA 100 $27.15 $56,480 0.037%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Yuma, AZ 70 $41.37 $86,040 0.114%
Salinas, CA 140 $36.90 $76,760 0.088%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 $36.38 $75,660 0.059%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) $35.11 $73,030 (8)
Boise City-Nampa, ID 60 $34.68 $72,130 0.021%


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage 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

Download May 2008 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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