Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers ; Agricultural Inspectors ; Animal Breeders ; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products ; Agricultural Equipment Operators ; Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse ; Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals ; Agricultural Workers, All Other ; Fishers and Related Fishing Workers ; Forest and Conservation Workers ; Fallers ; Logging Equipment Operators ; Log Graders and Scalers ; Logging Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
409,590 1.0 % $11.68 $24,300 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $8.66 $9.36 $12.98 $18.63
Annual Wage (2) $17,120 $18,020 $19,460 $27,000 $38,740


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 220,450 74.54 $9.72 $20,230
Logging 28,340 58.31 $17.96 $37,360
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 19,440 5.88 $12.07 $25,110
Support Activities for Animal Production 14,460 53.92 $13.02 $27,080
State Government (OES Designation) 13,080 0.58 $16.95 $35,260

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 220,450 74.54 $9.72 $20,230
Logging 28,340 58.31 $17.96 $37,360
Support Activities for Animal Production 14,460 53.92 $13.02 $27,080
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,930 17.19 $11.67 $24,280
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,030 8.77 $11.23 $23,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.04 $24.22 $50,380
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 380 0.35 $21.71 $45,150
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $20.93 $43,530
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 60 0.02 $20.22 $42,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,960 0.34 $20.19 $42,000


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 182,000 12.96 4.06 $9.94 $20,670
Florida 31,400 4.39 1.38 $10.23 $21,280
Texas 15,900 1.54 0.48 $11.75 $24,430
Washington 15,130 5.56 1.74 $14.76 $30,710
Oregon 11,760 7.41 2.32 $14.00 $29,120




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)
California 182,000 12.96 4.06 $9.94 $20,670
Idaho 4,930 8.32 2.61 $13.03 $27,100
Oregon 11,760 7.41 2.32 $14.00 $29,120
Washington 15,130 5.56 1.74 $14.76 $30,710
Arkansas 5,690 4.99 1.56 $13.28 $27,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.04 $24.81 $51,600
Alaska 280 0.89 0.28 $22.33 $46,450
Nevada 680 0.61 0.19 $17.51 $36,430
Delaware 740 1.83 0.57 $16.68 $34,700
Montana 1,420 3.34 1.05 $15.84 $32,950





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)
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 27,640 107.03 33.52 $9.13 $18,990
Salinas, CA 26,210 172.63 54.07 $9.79 $20,370
Fresno, CA 25,690 82.74 25.91 $9.22 $19,170
Visalia-Porterville, CA 24,300 184.07 57.65 $9.55 $19,860
Yuma, AZ 7,870 140.10 43.88 $9.27 $19,280
Stockton, CA 7,450 38.24 11.98 $9.18 $19,100
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 6,450 38.80 12.15 $9.61 $20,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,420 5.62 1.76 $10.21 $21,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 6,300 22.04 6.90 $9.91 $20,610
Modesto, CA 5,980 39.96 12.52 $9.45 $19,650