Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers. Excludes "First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-1012).


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)
19,060 2.4 % $23.22 $48,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.59 $15.81 $21.80 $28.45 $36.33
Annual Wage (2) $26,190 $32,880 $45,340 $59,170 $75,560


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 7,260 2.19 $20.75 $43,150
Logging 2,550 4.91 $27.71 $57,630
State Government (OES Designation) 1,530 0.07 $24.16 $50,250
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,160 0.36 $24.43 $50,810
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,020 3.45 $23.73 $49,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,550 4.91 $27.71 $57,630
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,020 3.45 $23.73 $49,360
Support Activities for Crop Production 7,260 2.19 $20.75 $43,150
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 570 0.76 $23.02 $47,870
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,160 0.36 $24.43 $50,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $31.61 $65,750
Traveler Accommodation (8) (8) $29.96 $62,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $29.69 $61,760
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging (8) (8) $29.55 $61,470
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 140 0.08 $28.23 $58,720


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 4,920 0.32 2.30 $20.78 $43,220
Florida 1,440 0.18 1.31 $22.67 $47,160
Texas 1,100 0.09 0.69 $23.77 $49,450
Washington 800 0.27 1.95 $26.75 $55,650
Virginia 610 0.17 1.20 $27.13 $56,430




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)
Mississippi 550 0.50 3.58 $22.15 $46,070
Maine 220 0.37 2.71 $21.27 $44,240
Idaho 230 0.36 2.64 $19.60 $40,760
Oregon 570 0.33 2.37 $26.95 $56,050
California 4,920 0.32 2.30 $20.78 $43,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 180 0.11 0.83 $27.77 $57,750
New York 170 0.02 0.13 $27.53 $57,270
Virginia 610 0.17 1.20 $27.13 $56,430
Oregon 570 0.33 2.37 $26.95 $56,050
Washington 800 0.27 1.95 $26.75 $55,650





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)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 560 3.96 28.64 $16.00 $33,270
Salinas, CA 550 3.39 24.52 $19.84 $41,270
Fresno, CA 530 1.57 11.33 $17.96 $37,350
Bakersfield, CA 500 1.68 12.15 $21.99 $45,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.08 0.61 $23.04 $47,920
Yuma, AZ 240 3.96 28.66 $19.43 $40,410
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.19 1.36 $24.94 $51,870
Stockton-Lodi, CA 210 0.98 7.10 $20.50 $42,630
Santa Rosa, CA 210 1.14 8.22 $20.76 $43,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.15 1.06 $23.00 $47,840




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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 160 3.97 28.73 $20.62 $42,890
Yuma, AZ 240 3.96 28.66 $19.43 $40,410
Visalia-Porterville, CA 560 3.96 28.64 $16.00 $33,270
Salinas, CA 550 3.39 24.52 $19.84 $41,270
Madera, CA 110 2.78 20.09 $21.22 $44,140
Napa, CA 160 2.22 16.04 $27.77 $57,760
El Centro, CA 100 1.73 12.51 $19.56 $40,690
Bakersfield, CA 500 1.68 12.15 $21.99 $45,740
Merced, CA 100 1.64 11.84 $12.05 $25,070
Wenatchee, WA 70 1.60 11.57 $25.92 $53,910




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL (8) (8) (8) $35.80 $74,460
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.91 $70,540
Greeley, CO 40 0.37 2.71 $33.35 $69,380
Corvallis, OR 30 0.99 7.16 $31.75 $66,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.79 $64,050
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.12 0.87 $30.12 $62,640
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 30 0.12 0.89 $29.93 $62,240
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 0.35 $29.77 $61,920
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.28 $29.45 $61,250
Port St. Lucie, FL 40 0.29 2.07 $28.27 $58,790

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.10 7.96 $22.42 $46,640
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 180 3.09 22.36 $23.81 $49,520
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.69 12.23 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.87 6.27 $22.20 $46,170
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.20 15.92 (8) (8)

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)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 180 3.09 22.36 $23.81 $49,520
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 2.32 16.75 $26.82 $55,790
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.20 15.92 (8) (8)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.69 12.23 (8) (8)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 1.65 11.97 $24.49 $50,950

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)
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 5.05 $39.71 $82,600
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 4.64 $36.37 $75,650
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 3.05 $35.32 $73,450
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.62 11.71 $30.72 $63,890
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.50 $28.31 $58,870


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