Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities. Excludes “First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers” (45-1011).


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)
3,340 5.2 % $33.66 $70,010 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.38 $21.32 $31.09 $41.54 $53.92
Annual Wage (2) $31,980 $44,350 $64,660 $86,400 $112,150


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 Crop Production 1,540 0.52 $35.30 $73,420
Support Activities for Animal Production 340 1.27 $26.64 $55,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $38.49 $80,050
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $30.02 $62,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 180 0.00 $32.55 $67,700

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 340 1.27 $26.64 $55,410
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,540 0.52 $35.30 $73,420
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.13 $35.60 $74,050
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 90 0.07 $26.51 $55,140
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $19.35 $40,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.03 $41.99 $87,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $38.49 $80,050
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.13 $35.60 $74,050
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,540 0.52 $35.30 $73,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 180 (7) $32.55 $67,700


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 910 0.06 2.49 $40.32 $83,860
Texas 280 0.03 1.03 $24.73 $51,430
Illinois 160 0.03 1.09 $29.58 $61,530
Iowa 150 0.10 4.03 $39.63 $82,420
Florida 150 0.02 0.81 $32.19 $66,950




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)
Idaho 90 0.15 5.67 $31.80 $66,150
Iowa 150 0.10 4.03 $39.63 $82,420
Nebraska 70 0.08 3.06 $27.57 $57,350
Kentucky 140 0.08 3.08 $24.44 $50,830
California 910 0.06 2.49 $40.32 $83,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 30 0.03 1.00 $45.77 $95,190
Washington 80 0.03 1.20 $41.96 $87,270
California 910 0.06 2.49 $40.32 $83,860
Iowa 150 0.10 4.03 $39.63 $82,420
Minnesota 30 0.01 0.46 $37.49 $77,990





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)
Salinas, CA 130 0.87 33.31 $44.91 $93,400
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 100 1.02 39.06 $35.08 $72,970
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.38 14.70 $25.45 $52,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 2.82 $39.66 $82,490
Napa, CA 60 1.00 38.57 $31.26 $65,020
Yuma, AZ 60 1.04 39.97 $33.35 $69,360
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.22 8.58 $40.37 $83,960
Fresno, CA 50 0.17 6.50 $39.78 $82,740
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.38 14.74 $42.58 $88,580
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 4.57 $57.74 $120,100




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)
Yuma, AZ 60 1.04 39.97 $33.35 $69,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 100 1.02 39.06 $35.08 $72,970
Napa, CA 60 1.00 38.57 $31.26 $65,020
Salinas, CA 130 0.87 33.31 $44.91 $93,400
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.38 14.74 $42.58 $88,580
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.38 14.70 $25.45 $52,940
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.22 8.58 $40.37 $83,960
Fresno, CA 50 0.17 6.50 $39.78 $82,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.12 4.71 $44.74 $93,060
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 4.57 $57.74 $120,100




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)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 4.57 $57.74 $120,100
Salinas, CA 130 0.87 33.31 $44.91 $93,400
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.12 4.71 $44.74 $93,060
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.38 14.74 $42.58 $88,580
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.22 8.58 $40.37 $83,960
Fresno, CA 50 0.17 6.50 $39.78 $82,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 2.82 $39.66 $82,490
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 100 1.02 39.06 $35.08 $72,970
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $34.23 $71,200
Yuma, AZ 60 1.04 39.97 $33.35 $69,360

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 14.91 (8) (8)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.69 64.77 $38.65 $80,390

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 1.69 64.77 $38.65 $80,390
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 14.91 (8) (8)

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)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.69 64.77 $38.65 $80,390
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.35 $54,820


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage 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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