Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other

All agricultural workers not listed separately.


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)
7,490 6.1 % $13.35 $27,780 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $9.39 $11.65 $16.20 $21.15
Annual Wage (2) $17,030 $19,540 $24,230 $33,690 $43,990


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,190 1.57 $9.84 $20,470
State Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.05 $14.41 $29,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 870 0.02 $16.94 $35,240
Support Activities for Crop Production 810 0.28 $10.79 $22,440
Employment Services 440 0.02 $11.54 $24,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,190 1.57 $9.84 $20,470
Support Activities for Animal Production 150 0.56 $11.28 $23,470
Logging 150 0.30 $14.60 $30,360
Support Activities for Crop Production 810 0.28 $10.79 $22,440
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 90 0.19 $12.11 $25,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 150 0.01 $22.86 $47,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.02 $18.39 $38,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $18.36 $38,180
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 60 0.08 $17.58 $36,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 870 0.02 $16.94 $35,240


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 1,600 0.11 1.94 $12.98 $26,990
Iowa 620 0.43 7.27 $10.87 $22,610
Minnesota 560 0.22 3.70 $11.70 $24,350
Georgia 510 0.14 2.31 $12.32 $25,620
Washington 390 0.15 2.48 $16.93 $35,200




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)
Iowa 620 0.43 7.27 $10.87 $22,610
North Dakota 120 0.34 5.81 $10.59 $22,020
Arkansas 260 0.23 3.82 $9.27 $19,280
Montana 90 0.22 3.70 $15.68 $32,610
Minnesota 560 0.22 3.70 $11.70 $24,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 240 0.04 0.73 $21.75 $45,250
Louisiana 150 0.08 1.39 $20.16 $41,940
New York 110 0.01 0.22 $20.10 $41,810
Ohio 40 0.01 0.12 $19.79 $41,170
Nevada 70 0.06 1.09 $17.29 $35,970

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)
Yakima, WA 100 1.22 20.64 $19.43 $40,410
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.69 11.75 $10.61 $22,060
Chico, CA 80 1.22 20.75 $14.75 $30,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.19 $17.03 $35,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.70 $14.96 $31,110
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.08 1.43 $10.08 $20,970
Merced, CA 60 1.02 17.35 $15.01 $31,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.26 $18.08 $37,610
Fargo, ND-MN 60 0.47 7.89 (8) (8)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.14 2.43 $10.87 $22,600




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)
Chico, CA 80 1.22 20.75 $14.75 $30,670
Yakima, WA 100 1.22 20.64 $19.43 $40,410
Merced, CA 60 1.02 17.35 $15.01 $31,210
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 30 0.86 14.63 $12.03 $25,020
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.69 11.75 $10.61 $22,060
Fargo, ND-MN 60 0.47 7.89 (8) (8)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.34 5.72 $15.81 $32,880
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.14 2.43 $10.87 $22,600
Fresno, CA 40 0.14 2.38 $13.46 $28,000
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.08 1.43 $10.08 $20,970




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)
Yakima, WA 100 1.22 20.64 $19.43 $40,410
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $39,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.66 $18.39 $38,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.26 $18.08 $37,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $37,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.19 $17.03 $35,420
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.34 5.72 $15.81 $32,880
Wenatchee, WA (8) (8) (8) $15.02 $31,250
Merced, CA 60 1.02 17.35 $15.01 $31,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.70 $14.96 $31,110

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.34 22.75 $11.66 $24,260
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 26.93 $13.60 $28,290
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 12.14 $12.02 $25,000
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 18.74 $9.88 $20,550
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 11.43 $13.58 $28,250

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)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.76 29.86 $13.29 $27,640
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 26.93 $13.60 $28,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.34 22.75 $11.66 $24,260
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 18.74 $9.88 $20,550
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.97 16.47 $14.43 $30,020

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.30 $50,540
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.97 16.47 $14.43 $30,020
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 26.93 $13.60 $28,290
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 11.43 $13.58 $28,250
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.33 $27,730


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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