Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
3,970 7.2 % $35.45 $73,730 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.24 $22.40 $33.32 $43.93 $59.69
Annual Wage (2) $31,700 $46,590 $69,300 $91,380 $124,160


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 1,940 0.61 $35.88 $74,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 450 0.02 $41.36 $86,040
Support Activities for Animal Production 290 1.04 $29.83 $62,040
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $42.41 $88,220
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $29.34 $61,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 290 1.04 $29.83 $62,040
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,940 0.61 $35.88 $74,640
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.18 $35.05 $72,900
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $42.41 $88,220
Beverage Manufacturing 60 0.03 $39.35 $81,850

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 160 0.05 $42.41 $88,220
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $41.62 $86,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 450 0.02 $41.36 $86,040
Beverage Manufacturing 60 0.03 $39.35 $81,850
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,940 0.61 $35.88 $74,640


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 1,010 0.07 2.31 $43.01 $89,460
Texas 270 0.03 0.84 $30.00 $62,400
Iowa 210 0.14 4.71 $38.38 $79,830
Illinois 180 0.03 1.04 $33.39 $69,460
Washington 140 0.05 1.63 $38.63 $80,350




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 100 0.17 5.65 $29.17 $60,680
Iowa 210 0.14 4.71 $38.38 $79,830
Nebraska 110 0.12 3.94 $24.06 $50,050
Arkansas 130 0.11 3.68 $32.51 $67,620
New Mexico 60 0.08 2.70 $25.08 $52,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,010 0.07 2.31 $43.01 $89,460
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $40.45 $84,130
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.55 $39.90 $83,000
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $38.82 $80,740
New York 50 0.01 0.21 $38.70 $80,490





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)
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 110 0.41 13.34 $49.68 $103,330
Salinas, CA 100 0.63 20.66 $47.05 $97,870
Yuma, AZ 90 1.68 55.09 $35.27 $73,360
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.35 11.52 $31.81 $66,160
Napa, CA 80 1.29 42.32 $38.40 $79,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.85 (8) (8)
Boise City-Nampa, ID 50 0.18 5.87 $34.25 $71,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.34 $38.05 $79,140
Yakima, WA 40 0.50 16.55 $39.50 $82,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 1.12 $40.89 $85,050




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 90 1.68 55.09 $35.27 $73,360
Napa, CA 80 1.29 42.32 $38.40 $79,880
Salinas, CA 100 0.63 20.66 $47.05 $97,870
Yakima, WA 40 0.50 16.55 $39.50 $82,160
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 110 0.41 13.34 $49.68 $103,330
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.35 11.52 $31.81 $66,160
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.28 9.26 $38.55 $80,180
Boise City-Nampa, ID 50 0.18 5.87 $34.25 $71,240
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.12 3.89 $34.27 $71,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.34 $38.05 $79,140




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 (8) (8) (8) $59.83 $124,450
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 110 0.41 13.34 $49.68 $103,330
Salinas, CA 100 0.63 20.66 $47.05 $97,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 1.12 $40.89 $85,050
Yakima, WA 40 0.50 16.55 $39.50 $82,160
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.28 9.26 $38.55 $80,180
Napa, CA 80 1.29 42.32 $38.40 $79,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.34 $38.05 $79,140
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.89 $78,810
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.64 $74,140

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 110 0.43 14.20 (8) (8)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 11.18 $28.24 $58,730

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 14.20 (8) (8)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 11.18 $28.24 $58,730

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 (8) (8) (8) $55.62 $115,680
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.26 $83,740
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.29 $69,240
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.35 $61,040
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 11.18 $28.24 $58,730


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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