Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
4,370 5.9 % $33.60 $69,880 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.92 $22.08 $30.85 $40.08 $54.39
Annual Wage (2) $33,110 $45,930 $64,170 $83,360 $113,140


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 2,140 0.65 $34.26 $71,260
Support Activities for Animal Production 340 1.16 $31.59 $65,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 0.00 $36.58 $76,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $37.33 $77,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $29.64 $61,650

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 340 1.16 $31.59 $65,700
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,140 0.65 $34.26 $71,260
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.16 $34.04 $70,800
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 50 0.03 $23.89 $49,690
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.03 $35.23 $73,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 70 0.03 $51.97 $108,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $37.33 $77,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) $36.58 $76,090
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.03 $35.23 $73,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $34.45 $71,650


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 1,080 0.07 2.21 $36.41 $75,730
Iowa 370 0.24 7.64 $37.05 $77,060
Texas 340 0.03 0.91 $27.75 $57,720
Illinois 260 0.04 1.39 $31.92 $66,400
Oregon 200 0.12 3.67 $28.68 $59,650




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 370 0.24 7.64 $37.05 $77,060
Idaho 130 0.20 6.25 $37.97 $78,980
Arkansas 160 0.14 4.31 $42.35 $88,090
Oregon 200 0.12 3.67 $28.68 $59,650
California 1,080 0.07 2.21 $36.41 $75,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 130 0.02 0.54 $46.15 $95,990
Pennsylvania 30 0.01 0.18 $42.44 $88,270
Arkansas 160 0.14 4.31 $42.35 $88,090
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $40.26 $83,740
Idaho 130 0.20 6.25 $37.97 $78,980





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 160 0.47 14.77 $29.49 $61,340
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.39 12.22 $41.64 $86,600
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.74 23.25 $30.67 $63,800
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.32 10.13 $30.61 $63,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 2.43 $24.11 $50,160
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 80 0.70 22.13 $34.68 $72,130
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.62 $23.27 $48,390
Salinas, CA 60 0.40 12.55 $43.80 $91,110
Yuma, AZ 60 0.98 30.93 $26.93 $56,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 5.42 $27.27 $56,720




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 60 0.98 30.93 $26.93 $56,020
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 40 0.94 29.70 $28.66 $59,610
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.74 23.25 $30.67 $63,800
Napa, CA 50 0.72 22.66 $42.93 $89,300
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 80 0.70 22.13 $34.68 $72,130
Fresno, CA 160 0.47 14.77 $29.49 $61,340
Salinas, CA 60 0.40 12.55 $43.80 $91,110
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.39 12.22 $41.64 $86,600
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.32 10.13 $30.61 $63,680
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.26 8.22 $35.47 $73,780




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)
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 6.98 $54.84 $114,070
Boise City, ID 50 0.16 4.99 $51.25 $106,600
Salinas, CA 60 0.40 12.55 $43.80 $91,110
Napa, CA 50 0.72 22.66 $42.93 $89,300
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.39 12.22 $41.64 $86,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.01 $83,220
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 7.24 $37.31 $77,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.22 $36.28 $75,460
Merced, CA (8) (8) (8) $36.11 $75,100
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.26 8.22 $35.47 $73,780

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 4.78 $33.09 $68,820
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 14.34 $48.48 $100,830
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 7.22 $43.07 $89,580

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 14.34 $48.48 $100,830
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 7.22 $43.07 $89,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 4.78 $33.09 $68,820

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 14.34 $48.48 $100,830
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 7.22 $43.07 $89,580
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.79 $84,840
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.97 $76,900
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 4.78 $33.09 $68,820


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016