Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
11,060 6.8 % $23.43 $48,730 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $16.76 $22.48 $29.30 $35.79
Annual Wage (2) $25,750 $34,850 $46,760 $60,950 $74,430


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 7,580 0.26 $24.87 $51,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $16.06 $33,410
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $24.87 $51,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 280 0.03 $21.94 $45,630
Other Schools and Instruction 260 0.07 $24.86 $51,700

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 7,580 0.26 $24.87 $51,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.08 $19.24 $40,020
Other Schools and Instruction 260 0.07 $24.86 $51,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $16.06 $33,410
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $24.87 $51,730

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 100 0.03 $30.28 $62,990
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $24.87 $51,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,580 0.26 $24.87 $51,730
Other Schools and Instruction 260 0.07 $24.86 $51,700
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.32 $46,420


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 1,250 0.22 2.63 $26.48 $55,080
Alabama 790 0.43 5.10 $22.81 $47,450
Kentucky 650 0.37 4.33 $21.41 $44,540
Texas 650 0.06 0.72 $16.63 $34,590
Florida 650 0.09 1.05 $24.28 $50,510




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 170 0.59 7.00 $25.86 $53,790
Kansas 560 0.43 5.02 $23.45 $48,770
Alabama 790 0.43 5.10 $22.81 $47,450
North Dakota 160 0.39 4.55 $24.08 $50,100
Kentucky 650 0.37 4.33 $21.41 $44,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 70 0.00 0.06 $33.39 $69,450
Nebraska 220 0.24 2.78 $32.56 $67,730
Oregon 110 0.07 0.83 $30.17 $62,750
Minnesota 110 0.04 0.49 $27.81 $57,840
New Mexico 170 0.21 2.52 $27.15 $56,460





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 630 2.57 30.31 $21.31 $44,320
Athens-Clarke County, GA 370 4.77 56.18 $24.76 $51,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 1.69 $20.24 $42,090
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.22 14.37 $23.73 $49,360
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 3.34 $13.76 $28,630
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.07 0.82 $22.66 $47,140
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.11 1.30 $24.40 $50,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.36 $27.43 $57,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.07 0.82 $17.35 $36,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.51 $26.50 $55,120




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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 370 4.77 56.18 $24.76 $51,500
Lexington-Fayette, KY 630 2.57 30.31 $21.31 $44,320
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.22 14.37 $23.73 $49,360
Manhattan, KS 40 0.77 9.09 $24.29 $50,520
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 3.34 $13.76 $28,630
Gainesville, FL 30 0.28 3.35 $26.99 $56,130
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 2.75 $24.36 $50,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 1.69 $20.24 $42,090
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.11 1.30 $24.40 $50,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.07 0.82 $22.66 $47,140




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $31.10 $64,690
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $29.07 $60,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.36 $27.43 $57,050
Gainesville, FL 30 0.28 3.35 $26.99 $56,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.51 $26.50 $55,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.57 $26.25 $54,590
Topeka, KS (8) (8) (8) $26.19 $54,480
Athens-Clarke County, GA 370 4.77 56.18 $24.76 $51,500
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.11 1.30 $24.40 $50,750
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 2.75 $24.36 $50,660

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 300 0.78 9.14 $24.15 $50,230
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 0.98 11.60 $23.42 $48,720
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 9.89 $20.51 $42,670
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.88 22.11 $26.05 $54,190
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.55 $8.55 $17,780

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 1.88 22.11 $26.05 $54,190
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.39 16.37 $23.25 $48,360
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 0.98 11.60 $23.42 $48,720
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 9.89 $20.51 $42,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 0.78 9.14 $24.15 $50,230

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.88 22.11 $26.05 $54,190
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 3.80 $24.90 $51,790
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 0.78 9.14 $24.15 $50,230
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 4.45 $23.54 $48,970
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 0.98 11.60 $23.42 $48,720


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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