Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
31,880 3.4 % $11.56 $24,040 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $8.77 $10.56 $13.39 $16.71
Annual Wage (2) $16,280 $18,240 $21,970 $27,840 $34,750


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 12,120 45.03 $11.53 $23,980
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 6,990 9.20 $10.13 $21,070
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,930 0.80 $11.70 $24,340
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 700 0.09 $10.54 $21,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $14.24 $29,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 12,120 45.03 $11.53 $23,980
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 6,990 9.20 $10.13 $21,070
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,930 0.80 $11.70 $24,340
Animal Food Manufacturing 370 0.73 $12.25 $25,490
Spectator Sports 630 0.48 $10.56 $21,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.16 $46,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $20.67 $42,980
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $15.82 $32,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 $15.31 $31,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $14.24 $29,610


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,030 0.22 0.87 $13.32 $27,720
Texas 2,470 0.25 0.98 $10.77 $22,390
Kentucky 2,400 1.40 5.58 $10.27 $21,370
Oklahoma 2,120 1.43 5.69 $11.33 $23,560
Iowa 1,260 0.88 3.50 $11.02 $22,920




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 2,120 1.43 5.69 $11.33 $23,560
Kentucky 2,400 1.40 5.58 $10.27 $21,370
Nebraska 940 1.04 4.15 $10.11 $21,040
Iowa 1,260 0.88 3.50 $11.02 $22,920
Wyoming 200 0.74 2.96 $13.64 $28,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 90 0.08 0.32 $17.22 $35,820
Utah 190 0.17 0.67 $14.94 $31,060
Illinois 530 0.10 0.38 $14.63 $30,440
Idaho 250 0.42 1.68 $13.79 $28,680
Maine 110 0.19 0.75 $13.74 $28,580

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,750 7.34 29.25 $10.37 $21,570
Ocala, FL 370 4.18 16.68 $10.57 $21,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.38 $9.59 $19,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 0.57 $16.69 $34,700
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 300 0.52 2.08 $9.57 $19,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.16 0.63 $12.09 $25,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 280 0.25 0.98 $9.98 $20,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 0.76 $11.95 $24,850
Harrisonburg, VA 260 4.44 17.72 $11.09 $23,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 0.57 $12.70 $26,410




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,750 7.34 29.25 $10.37 $21,570
Harrisonburg, VA 260 4.44 17.72 $11.09 $23,060
Ocala, FL 370 4.18 16.68 $10.57 $21,980
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 220 3.13 12.47 $9.98 $20,760
Manhattan, KS 110 1.96 7.82 $8.38 $17,440
Dothan, AL 90 1.64 6.52 $10.86 $22,590
Kingston, NY 100 1.62 6.44 $12.71 $26,440
Greeley, CO 90 1.22 4.87 $10.73 $22,320
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.14 4.53 $9.70 $20,170
St. George, UT 40 0.99 3.94 $14.56 $30,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.81 $51,600
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.39 1.54 $20.80 $43,260
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 50 0.06 0.23 $18.67 $38,840
Missoula, MT (8) (8) (8) $17.90 $37,230
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.80 3.19 $17.68 $36,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 0.57 $16.69 $34,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.16 $16.36 $34,020
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.17 0.69 $16.15 $33,600
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA (8) (8) (8) $15.97 $33,220
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 90 0.23 0.93 $15.37 $31,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 790 2.10 8.37 $9.64 $20,040
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 450 3.20 12.77 $10.76 $22,380
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 3.21 12.81 $9.83 $20,440
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 320 2.53 10.07 $11.11 $23,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 2.07 8.27 $10.70 $22,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 280 3.65 14.55 $10.03 $20,860
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 3.21 12.81 $9.83 $20,440
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 450 3.20 12.77 $10.76 $22,380
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 3.18 12.67 $9.64 $20,050
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 200 2.96 11.80 $11.18 $23,250

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.89 $41,380
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 3.19 $17.19 $35,760
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 4.25 $16.39 $34,080
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 1.05 4.19 $16.15 $33,590
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.17 $15.36 $31,950


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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 17, 2011

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