Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. Excludes "Agricultural Inspectors" (45-2011).


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)
38,950 3.5 % $10.18 $21,180 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $8.57 $9.22 $10.98 $13.46
Annual Wage (2) $16,470 $17,830 $19,180 $22,850 $27,990


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 14,160 4.84 $9.70 $20,180
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,890 0.83 $9.57 $19,910
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,950 2.34 $10.02 $20,840
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,260 0.66 $10.77 $22,410
Employment Services 2,110 0.08 $9.03 $18,780

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 Crop Production 14,160 4.84 $9.70 $20,180
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 950 2.87 $9.76 $20,300
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 2,070 2.72 $11.36 $23,630
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,950 2.34 $10.02 $20,840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,890 0.83 $9.57 $19,910

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 $16.26 $33,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation (8) (8) $14.48 $30,110
Animal Food Manufacturing (8) (8) $14.20 $29,530
Grain and Oilseed Milling 240 0.42 $13.03 $27,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing 60 0.05 $12.92 $26,870


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 10,570 0.76 2.46 $9.33 $19,400
Florida 3,820 0.54 1.76 $8.54 $17,760
Texas 2,940 0.29 0.95 $9.17 $19,080
Idaho 1,630 2.74 8.95 $12.55 $26,100
Oregon 1,600 1.02 3.34 $10.30 $21,420




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 1,630 2.74 8.95 $12.55 $26,100
South Dakota 450 1.16 3.78 $11.65 $24,230
Vermont 320 1.13 3.68 $10.87 $22,600
Oregon 1,600 1.02 3.34 $10.30 $21,420
Arkansas 1,090 0.96 3.15 $11.02 $22,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 320 0.07 0.22 $14.42 $29,990
Minnesota 250 0.10 0.31 $13.20 $27,460
Kansas 300 0.23 0.74 $12.96 $26,950
North Dakota 260 0.73 2.38 $12.75 $26,530
Idaho 1,630 2.74 8.95 $12.55 $26,100

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)
Yakima, WA 2,000 25.32 82.61 $10.87 $22,610
Stockton, CA 1,230 6.21 20.26 $8.96 $18,630
Salinas, CA 1,110 7.20 23.51 $9.30 $19,350
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,100 8.44 27.55 $9.34 $19,430
Fresno, CA 1,090 3.48 11.36 $9.38 $19,500
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 910 4.15 13.55 $7.95 $16,540
Bakersfield, CA 800 3.18 10.38 $9.04 $18,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.66 2.14 $8.91 $18,540
Merced, CA 710 12.42 40.53 $9.52 $19,810
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 680 0.62 2.04 $8.38 $17,430




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 2,000 25.32 82.61 $10.87 $22,610
Merced, CA 710 12.42 40.53 $9.52 $19,810
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,100 8.44 27.55 $9.34 $19,430
Salinas, CA 1,110 7.20 23.51 $9.30 $19,350
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 640 6.67 21.78 $9.84 $20,470
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 250 6.45 21.03 $8.97 $18,650
Stockton, CA 1,230 6.21 20.26 $8.96 $18,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 910 4.15 13.55 $7.95 $16,540
Modesto, CA 600 4.01 13.07 $9.39 $19,530
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 180 3.98 12.99 $8.18 $17,020




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)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $16.87 $35,090
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.20 0.66 $15.68 $32,610
Toledo, OH 70 0.25 0.80 $15.06 $31,320
Oklahoma City, OK 80 0.14 0.45 $13.31 $27,680
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $13.23 $27,520
Lincoln, NE 50 0.33 1.08 $13.20 $27,450
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.28 0.93 $12.94 $26,910
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.33 1.06 $12.92 $26,880
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.29 0.94 $12.89 $26,800
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $12.78 $26,580

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 910 7.55 24.64 $10.10 $21,010
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 670 13.78 44.96 $8.12 $16,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 440 1.65 5.39 $8.64 $17,970
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.50 4.90 $9.81 $20,410
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 390 6.42 20.95 $10.58 $22,000

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 670 13.78 44.96 $8.12 $16,880
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 910 7.55 24.64 $10.10 $21,010
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 390 6.42 20.95 $10.58 $22,000
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 4.40 14.36 $11.76 $24,460
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 3.74 12.21 $8.05 $16,740

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 0.58 $18.11 $37,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.44 $32,110
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.64 $14.27 $29,680
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 2.30 $14.05 $29,220
East Central North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $13.75 $28,600


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011