Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.


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)
13,780 1.9 % $20.25 $42,120 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.77 $15.06 $19.90 $24.24 $29.44
Annual Wage (2) $24,490 $31,320 $41,390 $50,420 $61,230


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,980 0.24 $22.22 $46,210
State Government (OES Designation) 4,560 0.20 $19.04 $39,610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 840 0.17 $17.51 $36,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $24.43 $50,820
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $18.95 $39,420

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 70 0.26 $15.32 $31,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,980 0.24 $22.22 $46,210
State Government (OES Designation) 4,560 0.20 $19.04 $39,610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 840 0.17 $17.51 $36,420
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 50 0.16 $17.54 $36,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $24.43 $50,820
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.04 $22.46 $46,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,980 0.24 $22.22 $46,210
Other Food Manufacturing 70 0.04 $21.79 $45,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $20.45 $42,530


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 1.06 $22.57 $46,950
Texas 890 0.09 0.80 $20.53 $42,710
Florida 660 0.09 0.85 $14.53 $30,220
Illinois 640 0.12 1.08 $21.14 $43,970
Washington 620 0.23 2.12 $19.15 $39,830




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 280 0.48 4.45 $16.24 $33,780
North Dakota 150 0.40 3.75 $16.01 $33,290
Nebraska 330 0.36 3.36 $21.48 $44,680
Arkansas 390 0.34 3.18 $19.92 $41,440
Delaware 120 0.31 2.84 $21.49 $44,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.20 $31.98 $66,520
New York 410 0.05 0.45 $28.46 $59,200
Pennsylvania 370 0.07 0.62 $24.28 $50,490
Ohio 330 0.07 0.61 $22.68 $47,180
Minnesota 270 0.11 0.98 $22.64 $47,080





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)
Fresno, CA 300 0.96 8.90 $19.71 $40,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.48 $22.58 $46,970
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 170 0.86 7.98 $18.38 $38,220
Columbus, OH 170 0.19 1.72 $23.51 $48,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 160 0.13 1.24 $25.05 $52,100
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 1.06 $13.89 $28,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.55 $18.68 $38,850
Yakima, WA 130 1.64 15.29 $18.25 $37,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.46 $24.50 $50,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.12 1.10 $23.01 $47,860




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)
Yakima, WA 130 1.64 15.29 $18.25 $37,950
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 50 1.22 11.36 $19.50 $40,550
Bismarck, ND 80 1.22 11.32 $14.21 $29,560
Gainesville, GA 80 1.05 9.81 $19.75 $41,090
Longview, WA 30 0.98 9.13 $17.55 $36,510
Yuma, AZ 50 0.96 8.95 $15.70 $32,660
Fresno, CA 300 0.96 8.90 $19.71 $40,990
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 170 0.86 7.98 $18.38 $38,220
Lebanon, PA 40 0.80 7.44 $21.11 $43,920
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.73 6.80 $15.52 $32,280




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.20 $30.22 $62,850
Salinas, CA 90 0.61 5.68 $28.55 $59,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.79 $27.61 $57,430
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 1.79 $26.54 $55,200
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 1.18 $26.03 $54,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.24 $25.15 $52,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 160 0.13 1.24 $25.05 $52,100
Modesto, CA 30 0.23 2.16 $24.87 $51,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.74 $51,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.28 $24.64 $51,250

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 230 0.59 5.52 $19.69 $40,950
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.68 6.36 $19.79 $41,170
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 20.30 $18.57 $38,630
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.06 9.87 $20.80 $43,260
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 7.96 $19.14 $39,810

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)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 2.25 20.96 $8.41 $17,490
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 20.30 $18.57 $38,630
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.35 12.60 $20.46 $42,560
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.06 9.87 $20.80 $43,260
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 70 1.02 9.47 $21.68 $45,090

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) $26.92 $55,980
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.65 $25.35 $52,720
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.16 $25.28 $52,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.03 $23.36 $48,590
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.77 7.19 $22.93 $47,700


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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