Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,020 7.1 % $15.31 $31,850 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.47 $14.34 $18.55 $23.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,720 $21,780 $29,830 $38,590 $49,320


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 820 1.09 $11.05 $22,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $17.30 $35,970
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 570 1.18 $17.87 $37,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 470 0.04 $14.49 $30,150
Support Activities for Crop Production 330 0.10 $12.83 $26,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 570 1.18 $17.87 $37,180
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 820 1.09 $11.05 $22,990
Logging 130 0.26 $19.26 $40,060
Support Activities for Crop Production 330 0.10 $12.83 $26,690
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 210 0.06 $16.23 $33,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $21.81 $45,360
Support Activities for Animal Production (8) (8) $19.60 $40,760
Logging 130 0.26 $19.26 $40,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $18.87 $39,260
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 570 1.18 $17.87 $37,180


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 1.32 $16.35 $34,000
Iowa 550 0.36 9.98 $13.37 $27,810
Arizona 340 0.13 3.59 $19.93 $41,450
Illinois 240 0.04 1.11 $14.51 $30,190
Alabama 220 0.12 3.21 $11.78 $24,500




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 550 0.36 9.98 $13.37 $27,810
Hawaii 100 0.16 4.30 $18.56 $38,610
Arizona 340 0.13 3.59 $19.93 $41,450
Arkansas 140 0.12 3.35 $12.37 $25,740
Alabama 220 0.12 3.21 $11.78 $24,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 170 0.09 2.46 $20.04 $41,690
Arizona 340 0.13 3.59 $19.93 $41,450
Hawaii 100 0.16 4.30 $18.56 $38,610
Nevada 50 0.04 1.12 $18.48 $38,430
Maryland 90 0.03 0.94 $17.44 $36,270





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-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 3.36 $23.14 $48,130
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 0.44 12.16 $16.98 $35,320
Fresno, CA 70 0.21 5.70 $10.83 $22,520
Montgomery, AL 70 0.43 11.80 $12.47 $25,930
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 0.46 12.67 $13.98 $29,070
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.18 4.87 $18.59 $38,680
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.30 8.20 $17.13 $35,620
Chico, CA 40 0.59 16.31 $19.31 $40,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 0.46 $16.99 $35,330
Greeley, CO 30 0.34 9.48 $14.84 $30,880




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)
Chico, CA 40 0.59 16.31 $19.31 $40,170
Yuma, AZ 30 0.51 14.04 $13.34 $27,750
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 0.46 12.67 $13.98 $29,070
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 0.44 12.16 $16.98 $35,320
Montgomery, AL 70 0.43 11.80 $12.47 $25,930
Greeley, CO 30 0.34 9.48 $14.84 $30,880
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.30 8.20 $17.13 $35,620
Fresno, CA 70 0.21 5.70 $10.83 $22,520
Salem, OR 30 0.20 5.46 $13.13 $27,320
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.18 4.87 $18.59 $38,680




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 3.36 $23.14 $48,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.43 $44,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.54 $42,730
Chico, CA 40 0.59 16.31 $19.31 $40,170
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.18 4.87 $18.59 $38,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,520
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.30 8.20 $17.13 $35,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 0.46 $16.99 $35,330
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 0.44 12.16 $16.98 $35,320
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 30 0.06 1.53 $15.44 $32,110

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 220 0.96 26.36 $12.14 $25,260
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 15.30 $18.31 $38,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 13.40 $10.61 $22,070

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 220 0.96 26.36 $12.14 $25,260
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 15.30 $18.31 $38,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 13.40 $10.61 $22,070

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.18 $46,140
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 15.30 $18.31 $38,090
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.19 $35,750
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.05 $35,460
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.26 $27,590


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