Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other

All agricultural workers not listed separately.


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)
6,710 6.8 % $13.91 $28,940 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.46 $12.16 $17.28 $22.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,260 $19,670 $25,290 $35,950 $45,930


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 870 0.29 $11.15 $23,200
State Government (OES Designation) 840 0.04 $14.50 $30,160
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 660 0.88 $10.14 $21,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $17.88 $37,190
Employment Services 450 0.02 $11.78 $24,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 660 0.88 $10.14 $21,090
Logging 230 0.47 $13.96 $29,040
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 50 0.44 $9.35 $19,450
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.33 $13.64 $28,370
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.30 $13.15 $27,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 30 0.04 $20.81 $43,280
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 320 0.02 $19.11 $39,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $18.85 $39,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $18.61 $38,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $17.88 $37,190


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 1,160 0.08 1.58 $13.69 $28,470
Texas 470 0.05 0.87 $10.30 $21,430
Minnesota 440 0.17 3.26 $11.89 $24,730
Washington 370 0.14 2.59 $17.24 $35,850
Iowa 350 0.24 4.57 $12.40 $25,790




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)
Iowa 350 0.24 4.57 $12.40 $25,790
Arkansas 220 0.20 3.73 $9.36 $19,470
Montana 80 0.18 3.43 $16.11 $33,520
Minnesota 440 0.17 3.26 $11.89 $24,730
Alabama 300 0.16 3.12 $9.38 $19,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 100 0.01 0.22 $20.91 $43,490
Illinois 200 0.04 0.68 $20.91 $43,490
Nevada 50 0.05 0.94 $18.66 $38,810
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 0.39 $17.38 $36,140
Washington 370 0.14 2.59 $17.24 $35,850





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)
Yakima, WA 110 1.37 26.18 $19.68 $40,920
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.81 15.52 $10.54 $21,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 1.45 $15.38 $31,990
Stockton, CA 70 0.38 7.20 $13.38 $27,830
Merced, CA 60 1.11 21.22 $13.43 $27,940
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.08 1.44 $10.09 $20,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.19 3.54 $11.78 $24,500
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.27 24.19 $11.01 $22,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.23 $21.74 $45,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.81 $18.93 $39,380




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 110 1.37 26.18 $19.68 $40,920
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.27 24.19 $11.01 $22,890
Merced, CA 60 1.11 21.22 $13.43 $27,940
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.81 15.52 $10.54 $21,920
Chico, CA 40 0.57 10.85 $18.23 $37,910
Stockton, CA 70 0.38 7.20 $13.38 $27,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.19 3.54 $11.78 $24,500
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.11 2.17 $15.73 $32,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 1.45 $15.38 $31,990
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.08 1.44 $10.09 $20,990




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.23 $21.74 $45,230
Yakima, WA 110 1.37 26.18 $19.68 $40,920
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.81 $18.93 $39,380
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 40 0.07 1.39 $18.65 $38,780
Chico, CA 40 0.57 10.85 $18.23 $37,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.52 $16.38 $34,080
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA (8) (8) (8) $16.12 $33,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.11 2.17 $15.73 $32,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $15.63 $32,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 1.45 $15.38 $31,990

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.31 25.12 $11.77 $24,480
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 21.30 $10.02 $20,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 7.92 $10.86 $22,590
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 13.99 $12.18 $25,320
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 8.40 $8.43 $17,540

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.31 25.12 $11.77 $24,480
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 21.30 $10.02 $20,840
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 13.99 $12.18 $25,320
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 11.97 $16.03 $33,340
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 8.40 $8.43 $17,540

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 11.97 $16.03 $33,340
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.69 $32,640
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.24 $31,690
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.23 $29,590
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 13.99 $12.18 $25,320


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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