Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.


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)
29,790 3.0 % $11.60 $24,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.90 $10.62 $13.50 $17.06
Annual Wage (2) $16,730 $18,510 $22,100 $28,080 $35,490


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 Animal Production 11,290 42.09 $11.73 $24,400
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 6,770 9.00 $10.37 $21,570
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,670 0.54 $12.48 $25,960
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 760 0.07 $10.53 $21,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 670 0.08 $10.70 $22,250

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 11,290 42.09 $11.73 $24,400
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 6,770 9.00 $10.37 $21,570
Animal Food Manufacturing 330 0.64 $12.16 $25,300
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 270 0.60 $13.38 $27,820
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,670 0.54 $12.48 $25,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $20.90 $43,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $16.08 $33,460
State Government (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $16.07 $33,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $14.33 $29,810
Civic and Social Organizations 40 0.01 $14.18 $29,490


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)
Texas 2,490 0.24 1.04 $11.01 $22,900
California 2,420 0.17 0.74 $12.22 $25,420
Kentucky 2,240 1.29 5.56 $10.10 $21,000
Oklahoma 1,500 1.00 4.32 $10.48 $21,790
Virginia 1,340 0.38 1.62 $11.58 $24,080




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)
Kentucky 2,240 1.29 5.56 $10.10 $21,000
Oklahoma 1,500 1.00 4.32 $10.48 $21,790
Nebraska 790 0.87 3.75 $10.78 $22,430
Iowa 1,270 0.87 3.77 $11.90 $24,750
Montana 340 0.79 3.41 $11.99 $24,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 70 0.06 0.28 $16.75 $34,840
Wyoming 200 0.74 3.18 $16.07 $33,430
Massachusetts 150 0.05 0.20 $14.61 $30,380
South Carolina 470 0.26 1.14 $14.42 $30,000
Utah 150 0.13 0.55 $14.39 $29,940





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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,490 6.23 26.84 $10.12 $21,050
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 350 0.60 2.60 $9.84 $20,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 0.64 $16.66 $34,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.39 $11.31 $23,520
Ocala, FL 320 3.61 15.54 $10.05 $20,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.17 0.74 $11.53 $23,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.13 0.54 $10.31 $21,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 0.62 $12.27 $25,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.31 $11.52 $23,950
Harrisonburg, VA 260 4.54 19.56 (8) (8)




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 1,490 6.23 26.84 $10.12 $21,050
Harrisonburg, VA 260 4.54 19.56 (8) (8)
Ocala, FL 320 3.61 15.54 $10.05 $20,890
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 190 2.74 11.79 $10.06 $20,930
Dothan, AL 90 1.63 7.02 $11.44 $23,800
Kingston, NY 90 1.60 6.89 $13.14 $27,330
Manhattan, KS 80 1.54 6.63 $9.37 $19,480
Greeley, CO 100 1.25 5.38 $11.13 $23,160
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.09 4.68 $15.19 $31,590
Pine Bluff, AR 30 0.95 4.11 $9.12 $18,970




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)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 0.45 1.93 $19.25 $40,040
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 50 0.05 0.23 $18.33 $38,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.39 $17.67 $36,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 0.64 $16.66 $34,640
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 0.22 0.94 $15.95 $33,170
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.09 4.68 $15.19 $31,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.09 $14.95 $31,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 0.20 $14.92 $31,030
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 1.88 $14.64 $30,450
Madison, WI 100 0.30 1.28 $14.50 $30,150

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 790 2.08 8.94 $9.91 $20,610
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 430 3.00 12.93 $11.26 $23,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 380 1.73 7.45 $11.58 $24,080
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 330 1.64 7.08 $12.76 $26,530
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 320 2.52 10.84 $10.49 $21,820

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 3.42 14.71 $13.07 $27,180
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 200 3.17 13.65 $11.56 $24,040
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 3.09 13.33 $18.30 $38,070
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 430 3.00 12.93 $11.26 $23,420
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 320 2.52 10.84 $10.49 $21,820

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 Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.31 $38,080
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 3.09 13.33 $18.30 $38,070
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 4.59 $16.33 $33,970
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.23 $33,750
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 2.91 $15.75 $32,770


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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