Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,570 2.2 % $20.41 $42,460 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.84 $15.39 $20.27 $24.24 $29.65
Annual Wage (2) $24,640 $32,010 $42,160 $50,420 $61,680


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) 5,010 0.25 $22.15 $46,070
State Government (OES Designation) 4,380 0.20 $19.00 $39,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 780 0.01 $24.74 $51,460
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 570 0.12 $16.28 $33,850
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $21.83 $45,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,010 0.25 $22.15 $46,070
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.21 $17.64 $36,700
State Government (OES Designation) 4,380 0.20 $19.00 $39,520
Support Activities for Crop Production 470 0.15 $16.68 $34,700
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 50 0.14 $17.91 $37,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $28.02 $58,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 780 0.01 $24.74 $51,460
Other Food Manufacturing 60 0.03 $23.37 $48,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,010 0.25 $22.15 $46,070
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.05 $22.14 $46,040


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 1,880 0.13 1.26 $22.68 $47,170
Virginia 700 0.19 1.86 $17.68 $36,780
Florida 690 0.09 0.91 $14.52 $30,190
Texas 650 0.06 0.59 $23.09 $48,020
Washington 590 0.21 2.06 $19.05 $39,620




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 0.47 4.52 $17.00 $35,360
North Dakota 150 0.36 3.47 $16.77 $34,890
Nebraska 330 0.36 3.41 $21.06 $43,810
Delaware 130 0.33 3.17 $21.24 $44,180
Arkansas 360 0.31 2.97 $20.02 $41,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.20 $32.40 $67,390
New York 400 0.05 0.45 $28.15 $58,560
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,390
Ohio 260 0.05 0.49 $23.35 $48,570
Pennsylvania 380 0.07 0.65 $23.17 $48,190





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 340 1.07 10.29 $20.24 $42,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.70 $24.49 $50,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.44 $25.14 $52,290
Yakima, WA 170 2.09 20.07 $17.77 $36,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.12 1.16 $24.24 $50,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.23 $29.20 $60,730
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.84 8.06 $22.38 $46,560
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.20 1.88 $26.37 $54,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 0.95 $22.12 $46,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 100 0.35 3.40 $18.22 $37,910




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 170 2.09 20.07 $17.77 $36,970
Merced, CA 80 1.31 12.58 $20.34 $42,310
Longview, WA 40 1.11 10.64 $18.31 $38,080
Fresno, CA 340 1.07 10.29 $20.24 $42,090
Gainesville, GA 70 1.04 9.99 $19.87 $41,340
Bismarck, ND 60 0.92 8.81 $14.84 $30,870
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.84 8.06 $22.38 $46,560
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.82 7.91 $15.30 $31,830
El Centro, CA 40 0.73 6.99 $19.07 $39,660
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.64 6.12 $15.66 $32,570




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 0.27 $32.05 $66,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.23 $29.20 $60,730
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.51 $28.28 $58,820
Syracuse, NY 60 0.19 1.85 $27.64 $57,490
Salinas, CA 50 0.30 2.87 $27.21 $56,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.21 $26.56 $55,240
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.20 1.88 $26.37 $54,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.44 $25.14 $52,290
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 1.25 $25.06 $52,120
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 0.30 $25.00 $52,010

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 220 0.57 5.45 $19.78 $41,140
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.66 6.36 $19.29 $40,130
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 170 3.05 29.29 $8.98 $18,680
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.03 9.87 $21.05 $43,790
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 4.74 $21.12 $43,920

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 170 3.05 29.29 $8.98 $18,680
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.76 16.95 $17.98 $37,400
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.37 13.14 $20.69 $43,040
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.07 10.24 $21.07 $43,820
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.03 9.87 $21.05 $43,790

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.82 $22.86 $47,540
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.09 $22.68 $47,180
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 5.12 $22.46 $46,710
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.93 $22.14 $46,060
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 4.72 $22.06 $45,890


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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