Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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 XLS files.

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

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

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Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 371,180 0.7% 100.00% $9.36 $12.34 $25,680 0.7%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 6,470 3.5% 1.74% $36.28 $42.77 $88,960 1.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 17.6% 0.05% $73.86 $82.07 $170,710 6.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,220 4.5% 0.87% $37.44 $44.89 $93,370 2.3%
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 10.2% 0.06% $49.82 $55.03 $114,460 7.2%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 19.5% 0.02% $42.55 $45.68 $95,010 7.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 9.3% 0.06% $42.43 $46.69 $97,110 4.6%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 11.5% 0.07% $33.73 $36.62 $76,170 3.2%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 17.7% 0.05% $32.99 $35.27 $73,370 4.5%
11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 1,900 7.1% 0.51% $31.59 $33.89 $70,490 2.9%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 30.6% 0.01% $41.33 $51.65 $107,430 15.8%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 22.7% 0.03% $51.53 $62.63 $130,270 13.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,250 6.9% 0.61% $21.70 $23.96 $49,830 3.7%
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products (8) (8) (8) $28.16 $28.29 $58,840 8.2%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 33.2% 0.05% $23.86 $25.66 $53,380 7.2%
13-1074 Farm Labor Contractors 920 10.5% 0.25% $14.04 $17.21 $35,790 4.9%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 60 31.6% 0.02% $29.92 $26.33 $54,770 3.0%
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 34.7% 0.02% $42.53 $46.83 $97,400 23.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 50 17.7% 0.01% $24.46 $26.59 $55,300 5.7%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 270 17.9% 0.07% $25.30 $26.58 $55,290 7.3%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 11.1% 0.13% $28.61 $29.58 $61,540 2.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 230 17.6% 0.06% $26.18 $29.36 $61,060 2.2%
15-1141 Database Administrators 120 21.0% 0.03% $30.56 $32.75 $68,120 2.8%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 30 21.0% 0.01% $18.78 $19.18 $39,900 2.9%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $24.25 $50,440 5.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,960 8.6% 0.53% $19.39 $23.69 $49,280 3.5%
19-1011 Animal Scientists 150 26.5% 0.04% $45.46 $51.96 $108,080 9.4%
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 110 23.9% 0.03% $20.29 $22.32 $46,420 7.5%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 230 21.2% 0.06% $33.73 $33.09 $68,830 3.4%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 36.0% 0.01% $22.55 $26.85 $55,850 15.9%
19-1032 Foresters 410 19.8% 0.11% $29.92 $28.19 $58,640 3.3%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 860 10.5% 0.23% $13.63 $15.03 $31,250 2.6%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) (8) (8) $17.83 $18.12 $37,690 3.1%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 32.6% 0.01% $17.27 $17.71 $36,830 3.6%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 300 17.0% 0.08% $17.09 $18.66 $38,810 8.9%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 290 17.8% 0.08% $16.68 $18.08 $37,600 9.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 150 22.0% 0.04% $15.40 $17.65 $36,720 7.1%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 45.5% 0.02% (4) (4) $28,380 12.2%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 32.2% 0.01% $22.10 $23.18 $48,210 5.1%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $27.67 $31.70 $65,940 5.9%
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 21.5% 0.01% $42.83 $49.49 $102,940 10.1%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 35.0% 0.01% $17.15 $17.26 $35,890 3.7%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) (8) (8) $33.22 $33.41 $69,500 4.9%
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 27.8% 0.01% $20.13 $19.95 $41,510 4.5%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 390 15.1% 0.11% $9.42 $14.32 $29,780 20.3%
33-9032 Security Guards 370 15.0% 0.10% $9.33 $10.93 $22,740 3.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 40 8.2% 0.01% $10.66 $11.47 $23,870 4.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 4,220 8.0% 1.14% $12.05 $13.46 $28,000 1.9%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 38.0% 0.04% $24.83 $23.50 $48,890 3.7%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 7.6% 0.36% $9.41 $10.40 $21,620 1.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 39.8% 0.02% $13.02 $13.90 $28,900 7.8%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 900 11.5% 0.24% $11.87 $12.90 $26,840 3.2%
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,510 17.1% 0.41% $14.03 $15.39 $32,010 4.1%
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 130 40.5% 0.03% $15.14 $16.07 $33,420 9.9%
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 80 30.8% 0.02% $10.13 $10.75 $22,360 4.1%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 4,320 6.1% 1.16% $11.44 $13.67 $28,430 3.3%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 120 18.9% 0.03% $16.53 $18.53 $38,550 6.4%
39-2011 Animal Trainers 1,590 9.2% 0.43% $13.86 $16.03 $33,340 3.2%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2,580 8.8% 0.70% $10.33 $11.97 $24,900 5.4%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 1,850 7.5% 0.50% $23.68 $27.52 $57,240 3.5%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 20.6% 0.02% $40.46 $44.13 $91,790 14.2%
41-2011 Cashiers 60 36.7% 0.02% $9.91 $10.56 $21,960 5.7%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 100 24.2% 0.03% $9.13 $9.59 $19,960 3.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 440 12.6% 0.12% $26.30 $27.65 $57,510 5.0%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 44.3% 0.02% $25.69 $34.21 $71,170 27.9%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 9.0% 0.25% $25.75 $29.21 $60,760 3.5%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $19.59 $40,750 13.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 20,310 3.1% 5.47% $13.01 $14.32 $29,790 1.1%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 9.1% 0.31% $21.67 $23.02 $47,870 2.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 40 42.8% 0.01% $15.82 $15.23 $31,690 5.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,890 9.4% 1.05% $15.02 $15.67 $32,590 3.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,000 9.6% 0.27% $15.59 $15.93 $33,130 2.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 570 12.2% 0.15% $15.68 $16.38 $34,070 3.4%
43-4071 File Clerks 210 15.4% 0.06% $10.75 $11.23 $23,370 2.1%
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 22.2% 0.06% $13.22 $14.15 $29,430 3.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 15.4% 0.04% $18.28 $18.27 $38,000 3.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 9.1% 0.10% $11.95 $12.61 $26,230 2.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $15.48 $32,190 5.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 38.2% 0.03% $16.15 $17.41 $36,220 5.6%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 20.8% 0.01% $20.35 $19.56 $40,680 5.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,840 9.5% 0.49% $12.26 $13.28 $27,610 1.8%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 15.4% 0.04% $10.55 $11.51 $23,930 5.4%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,100 14.8% 0.30% $9.09 $10.71 $22,280 3.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 480 12.9% 0.13% $20.15 $21.39 $44,490 2.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,220 6.6% 0.87% $12.81 $13.33 $27,720 1.5%
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 17.1% 0.02% $15.30 $16.18 $33,640 3.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 26.0% 0.11% $12.42 $13.37 $27,800 4.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,170 4.8% 1.39% $10.86 $12.08 $25,120 1.4%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 263,250 1.0% 70.92% $9.11 $10.79 $22,450 0.7%
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 9,420 3.3% 2.54% $18.89 $20.66 $42,970 1.2%
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 540 19.2% 0.15% $14.85 $17.00 $35,350 3.7%
45-2021 Animal Breeders 1,250 10.8% 0.34% $17.27 $18.43 $38,340 3.5%
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 17,050 5.7% 4.59% $8.95 $9.36 $19,460 1.4%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 12,740 6.8% 3.43% $10.76 $11.87 $24,690 2.0%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 183,310 1.4% 49.38% $8.91 $9.29 $19,330 0.6%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 11,880 2.8% 3.20% $10.88 $11.73 $24,390 1.1%
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,180 19.1% 0.32% $9.82 $11.83 $24,600 6.1%
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 270 19.4% 0.07% $15.34 $16.94 $35,240 7.2%
45-4021 Fallers 4,230 8.9% 1.14% $17.74 $20.49 $42,610 4.6%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 18,880 3.2% 5.09% $16.30 $16.67 $34,670 1.1%
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 270 27.3% 0.07% $15.42 $16.68 $34,700 7.3%
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 2,220 8.6% 0.60% $16.42 $16.28 $33,850 2.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 800 22.3% 0.21% $18.12 $18.59 $38,670 3.6%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 70 40.0% 0.02% $22.97 $23.57 $49,030 10.7%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 25.9% 0.16% $18.22 $18.71 $38,910 3.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 7,390 5.0% 1.99% $15.98 $17.21 $35,790 1.7%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 12.0% 0.16% $26.97 $26.88 $55,910 3.3%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) (8) $17.76 $18.66 $38,810 5.0%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 480 10.0% 0.13% $17.25 $17.82 $37,070 2.7%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,530 9.1% 0.41% $14.48 $15.58 $32,410 3.7%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 860 8.8% 0.23% $17.56 $18.32 $38,110 2.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 29.2% 0.03% $19.33 $19.97 $41,530 8.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 630 17.1% 0.17% $15.18 $16.70 $34,740 4.2%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,510 7.7% 0.68% $13.74 $15.16 $31,530 2.9%
49-9096 Riggers 360 31.7% 0.10% $17.26 $19.03 $39,590 8.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 25.6% 0.01% $9.67 $10.31 $21,450 3.7%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 40 20.0% 0.01% $15.51 $19.52 $40,600 23.9%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 13,710 6.7% 3.69% $9.37 $11.62 $24,170 2.6%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,050 10.6% 0.28% $20.01 $21.15 $43,980 2.4%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 41.2% 0.02% $9.18 $10.13 $21,060 5.9%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 200 20.2% 0.05% $10.91 $11.99 $24,940 5.4%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (8) (8) (8) $12.33 $13.07 $27,190 8.8%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 640 19.8% 0.17% $13.58 $13.97 $29,060 3.4%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) (8) (8) $12.94 $12.82 $26,670 11.4%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,080 20.7% 0.29% $12.19 $13.94 $29,000 5.0%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) $17.61 $17.45 $36,290 6.2%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) $17.14 $16.88 $35,100 5.8%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 16.5% 0.03% $19.33 $17.53 $36,470 7.1%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) $9.13 $9.25 $19,240 6.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,060 7.6% 0.29% $9.38 $10.74 $22,330 2.9%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,710 5.3% 1.27% $8.99 $9.82 $20,420 3.3%
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 380 19.9% 0.10% $10.76 $12.30 $25,580 7.2%
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 24.6% 0.01% $13.77 $15.91 $33,090 9.4%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 3,410 19.8% 0.92% $8.95 $9.41 $19,570 3.4%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 330 23.9% 0.09% $9.60 $12.29 $25,570 8.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 43,250 3.1% 11.65% $10.96 $13.01 $27,060 1.3%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 970 7.6% 0.26% $17.85 $19.24 $40,030 2.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 500 14.9% 0.13% $25.98 $30.31 $63,050 9.3%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 1,160 27.1% 0.31% (4) (4) $61,210 13.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 12,360 3.6% 3.33% $15.60 $15.96 $33,200 1.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 860 10.9% 0.23% $12.17 $13.28 $27,620 3.0%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 720 24.8% 0.19% $10.07 $11.53 $23,980 6.6%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) (8) (8) $17.95 $20.05 $41,700 4.3%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) (8) $15.11 $16.04 $33,360 11.5%
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 180 16.2% 0.05% $17.83 $18.12 $37,690 3.0%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 5,490 6.9% 1.48% $11.12 $12.11 $25,180 1.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 490 46.7% 0.13% $9.12 $9.35 $19,450 3.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,890 8.9% 2.12% $9.23 $10.15 $21,100 1.7%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,000 9.4% 0.27% $9.29 $10.31 $21,450 3.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 11,300 5.6% 3.04% $9.08 $9.52 $19,810 1.2%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) (8) $13.68 $14.19 $29,510 11.3%

About May 2011 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) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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