Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers

On a paid basis, manage farms, ranches, aquacultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries, timber tracts, cotton gins, packing houses, or other agricultural establishments for employers. Carry out production, financial, and marketing decisions relating to the managed operations following guidelines from the owner. May contract tenant farmers or producers to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and marketing activities. May prepare cost, production, and other records. May perform physical work and operate machinery.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
3,250 5.9 % $31.13 $64,760 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.23 $20.76 $28.58 $37.87 $49.62
Annual Wage (2) $31,680 $43,180 $59,450 $78,770 $103,210


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,460 $30.56 $63,570
State Government (OES Designation) 250 $29.29 $60,930
Support Activities for Animal Production 210 $28.71 $59,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 200 $44.28 $92,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 $30.55 $63,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises 200 $44.28 $92,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 $33.12 $68,890
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 70 $31.48 $65,470
Logging 40 $31.36 $65,230
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 80 $30.64 $63,730


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Idaho 100 $32.12 $66,810 0.169
New Mexico 100 $22.38 $46,550 0.125
Arkansas 120 $25.30 $52,630 0.103
Nebraska 90 $28.38 $59,030 0.099
Maine 50 $29.43 $61,220 0.079

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 950 $38.11 $79,260 0.065
Tennessee 30 $38.03 $79,100 0.013
Arizona 110 $37.87 $78,780 0.044
Washington 90 $36.02 $74,910 0.034
Florida 90 $33.57 $69,830 0.012


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Yuma, AZ 70 $40.19 $83,600 1.171
Salinas, CA 160 $41.78 $86,910 1.054
El Centro, CA 30 $29.65 $61,670 0.634
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 $41.06 $85,400 0.537
Bakersfield, CA 100 $27.14 $56,450 0.390

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Salinas, CA 160 $41.78 $86,910 1.054
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 $41.06 $85,400 0.537
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 $40.91 $85,090 0.024
Yuma, AZ 70 $40.19 $83,600 1.171
Modesto, CA 40 $38.21 $79,480 0.247


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010