Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.


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)
10,500 7.4 % $22.84 $47,510 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.66 $16.02 $21.84 $28.77 $35.49
Annual Wage (2) $24,260 $33,320 $45,430 $59,840 $73,820


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,170 0.25 $24.85 $51,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.03 $15.39 $32,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 530 0.05 $20.23 $42,070
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.07 $24.16 $50,260
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $22.12 $46,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,170 0.25 $24.85 $51,690
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.16 $18.33 $38,130
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.07 $24.16 $50,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 530 0.05 $20.23 $42,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.03 $15.39 $32,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.02 $29.34 $61,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,170 0.25 $24.85 $51,690
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.07 $24.16 $50,260
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.19 $46,150
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $22.12 $46,020


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)
Pennsylvania 1,240 0.22 2.74 $25.99 $54,060
Florida 720 0.10 1.23 $24.67 $51,300
Kentucky 630 0.37 4.47 $20.98 $43,640
Texas 600 0.06 0.72 $15.74 $32,750
Washington 540 0.20 2.44 $23.19 $48,230




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)
Wyoming 140 0.50 6.16 $27.97 $58,180
North Dakota 150 0.41 5.05 $23.62 $49,130
Kansas 500 0.38 4.64 $22.77 $47,360
Kentucky 630 0.37 4.47 $20.98 $43,640
Alabama 520 0.29 3.54 $24.30 $50,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 220 0.24 2.93 $33.53 $69,740
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.34 $31.55 $65,610
California (8) (8) (8) $31.41 $65,320
Oregon 290 0.19 2.27 $30.45 $63,350
Wyoming 140 0.50 6.16 $27.97 $58,180





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 770 0.42 5.16 $25.88 $53,830
Lexington-Fayette, KY 620 2.60 31.76 $20.90 $43,470
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.98 24.25 $12.66 $26,330
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 1.05 $34.83 $72,450
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.14 1.73 $27.93 $58,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.07 0.86 $23.10 $48,040
Jackson, MS 70 0.27 3.35 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.07 0.88 $13.48 $28,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.33 $20.02 $41,640
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.28 3.45 $23.45 $48,770




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 620 2.60 31.76 $20.90 $43,470
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.98 24.25 $12.66 $26,330
Manhattan, KS 30 0.65 8.00 $24.06 $50,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 770 0.42 5.16 $25.88 $53,830
Topeka, KS 40 0.37 4.51 $24.51 $50,990
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.28 3.45 $23.45 $48,770
Jackson, MS 70 0.27 3.35 (8) (8)
Gainesville, FL 30 0.25 3.09 $26.28 $54,660
Eugene-Springfield, OR 30 0.23 2.86 $29.39 $61,130
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 30 0.14 1.74 $25.53 $53,110




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 1.05 $34.83 $72,450
Eugene-Springfield, OR 30 0.23 2.86 $29.39 $61,130
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $60,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $28.85 $60,010
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 30 0.08 0.95 $28.84 $59,990
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.14 1.73 $27.93 $58,090
Gainesville, FL 30 0.25 3.09 $26.28 $54,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 770 0.42 5.16 $25.88 $53,830
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 30 0.14 1.74 $25.53 $53,110
Topeka, KS 40 0.37 4.51 $24.51 $50,990

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 280 0.74 9.10 $23.69 $49,270
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 9.11 $20.43 $42,500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 7.30 $24.06 $50,040
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.80 22.04 $26.33 $54,770
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.92 11.22 $23.16 $48,180

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.80 22.04 $26.33 $54,770
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.92 11.22 $23.16 $48,180
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 9.63 $24.88 $51,740
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 9.11 $20.43 $42,500
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.74 9.10 $23.69 $49,270

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)
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 7.48 $34.62 $72,000
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.73 $57,680
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.80 22.04 $26.33 $54,770
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 9.63 $24.88 $51,740
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.15 $24.54 $51,030


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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