Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
5,610 6.6 % $14.00 $29,120 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.22 $12.09 $17.42 $23.12
Annual Wage (2) $17,150 $19,180 $25,140 $36,230 $48,080


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 990 0.31 $11.58 $24,090
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 770 1.03 $10.61 $22,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 550 0.01 $16.85 $35,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $18.65 $38,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 330 0.03 $12.10 $25,170

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 770 1.03 $10.61 $22,060
Support Activities for Animal Production 170 0.63 $15.56 $32,370
Logging 280 0.58 $14.59 $30,350
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.34 $9.44 $19,630
Support Activities for Crop Production 990 0.31 $11.58 $24,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $20.02 $41,640
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $19.35 $40,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $18.65 $38,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $18.53 $38,530
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 280 0.01 $17.66 $36,740


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 740 0.05 1.20 $14.77 $30,730
Texas 530 0.05 1.17 $10.29 $21,400
Alabama 340 0.19 4.39 $8.74 $18,180
Arizona 340 0.14 3.27 $14.34 $29,830
Washington 330 0.12 2.74 $17.74 $36,900




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 150 0.24 5.63 $16.76 $34,860
Alabama 340 0.19 4.39 $8.74 $18,180
North Dakota 70 0.17 3.92 $12.28 $25,550
Iowa 230 0.16 3.61 $12.97 $26,970
Arizona 340 0.14 3.27 $14.34 $29,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 230 0.04 0.94 $18.95 $39,420
Nevada 30 0.03 0.70 $17.89 $37,200
Washington 330 0.12 2.74 $17.74 $36,900
Colorado 40 0.02 0.39 $17.31 $36,010
Pennsylvania 90 0.02 0.36 $17.04 $35,440





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.15 3.52 $15.25 $31,730
Yakima, WA 160 2.05 47.54 $14.98 $31,160
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.82 19.16 $10.22 $21,260
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 100 0.35 8.23 $15.24 $31,710
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.39 32.26 $10.84 $22,550
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 5.55 $19.70 $40,980
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.05 1.25 $9.48 $19,720
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 2.84 $14.57 $30,300
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 2.77 (8) (8)
Merced, CA 40 0.59 13.78 $16.43 $34,180




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 160 2.05 47.54 $14.98 $31,160
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.39 32.26 $10.84 $22,550
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.82 19.16 $10.22 $21,260
Merced, CA 40 0.59 13.78 $16.43 $34,180
Alexandria, LA 30 0.49 11.48 $15.19 $31,590
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 100 0.35 8.23 $15.24 $31,710
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 5.55 $19.70 $40,980
Montgomery, AL 30 0.21 4.85 $9.74 $20,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.15 3.52 $15.25 $31,730
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 2.77 (8) (8)




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)
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $23.99 $49,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.51 $48,900
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 5.55 $19.70 $40,980
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA (8) (8) (8) $16.53 $34,380
Merced, CA 40 0.59 13.78 $16.43 $34,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.15 3.52 $15.25 $31,730
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 100 0.35 8.23 $15.24 $31,710
Alexandria, LA 30 0.49 11.48 $15.19 $31,590
Yakima, WA 160 2.05 47.54 $14.98 $31,160
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 2.84 $14.57 $30,300

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 21.34 $8.35 $17,370
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 14.08 $8.49 $17,650
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.89 20.67 $8.34 $17,350
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 8.23 $10.66 $22,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 3.04 $15.02 $31,230

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 21.34 $8.35 $17,370
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.89 20.67 $8.34 $17,350
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 14.08 $8.49 $17,650
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 12.22 $12.07 $25,100
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 11.29 $16.45 $34,220

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 (8) (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 11.29 $16.45 $34,220
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 3.04 $15.02 $31,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.51 $28,090
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.26 $27,580


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.

(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 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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