Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
19,340 2.1 % $22.31 $46,410 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.17 $15.69 $20.99 $27.62 $34.41
Annual Wage (2) $25,320 $32,630 $43,660 $57,460 $71,570


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 6,990 2.20 $19.53 $40,620
Logging 2,280 4.67 $26.23 $54,550
State Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.09 $26.83 $55,810
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,020 0.31 $21.96 $45,680
Support Activities for Animal Production 950 3.46 $21.36 $44,420

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 2,280 4.67 $26.23 $54,550
Support Activities for Animal Production 950 3.46 $21.36 $44,420
Support Activities for Crop Production 6,990 2.20 $19.53 $40,620
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 580 0.78 $21.30 $44,290
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 670 0.46 $19.76 $41,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 90 0.02 $34.31 $71,350
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $31.15 $64,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $26.86 $55,870
State Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.09 $26.83 $55,810
Beverage Manufacturing 410 0.23 $26.58 $55,280


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 5,810 0.41 2.73 $21.48 $44,670
Florida 1,430 0.20 1.33 $20.96 $43,590
Washington 810 0.29 1.98 $24.63 $51,230
Texas 800 0.08 0.51 $19.16 $39,860
North Carolina 700 0.18 1.22 $23.91 $49,730




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 390 0.65 4.35 $23.03 $47,910
California 5,810 0.41 2.73 $21.48 $44,670
Mississippi 400 0.37 2.47 $23.21 $48,280
Montana 130 0.31 2.06 $21.54 $44,800
Oregon 480 0.30 2.01 $24.84 $51,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 400 0.10 0.68 $26.76 $55,660
New York 290 0.03 0.23 $25.80 $53,660
Wisconsin 200 0.07 0.49 $25.49 $53,020
New Jersey 210 0.05 0.37 $25.32 $52,680
Delaware 100 0.24 1.63 $24.95 $51,900





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)
Salinas, CA 840 5.42 36.49 $22.98 $47,810
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 690 2.51 16.93 $19.26 $40,060
Fresno, CA 560 1.78 11.97 $15.16 $31,530
Napa, CA 310 4.98 33.53 $22.92 $47,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 0.23 1.53 $19.82 $41,230
Visalia-Porterville, CA 230 1.79 12.05 $16.20 $33,690
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 220 0.78 5.22 $17.05 $35,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 190 1.90 12.82 $20.92 $43,510
Stockton, CA 180 0.95 6.37 $22.03 $45,820
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 170 0.21 1.43 $29.73 $61,850




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)
Salinas, CA 840 5.42 36.49 $22.98 $47,810
Napa, CA 310 4.98 33.53 $22.92 $47,670
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 170 4.30 28.99 $15.80 $32,870
El Centro, CA 150 2.96 19.95 $22.71 $47,230
Yuma, AZ 160 2.85 19.18 $22.13 $46,020
Yuba City, CA 90 2.56 17.23 $19.95 $41,490
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 690 2.51 16.93 $19.26 $40,060
Merced, CA 140 2.27 15.30 $17.76 $36,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 190 1.90 12.82 $20.92 $43,510
Visalia-Porterville, CA 230 1.79 12.05 $16.20 $33,690




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.25 $31.28 $65,070
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.29 1.94 $31.25 $64,990
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 40 0.04 0.28 $30.90 $64,260
Albany, GA 40 0.67 4.53 $30.14 $62,700
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 170 0.21 1.43 $29.73 $61,850
Chico, CA 40 0.53 3.60 $29.70 $61,780
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 60 0.72 4.82 $29.48 $61,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90 0.04 0.28 $29.07 $60,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.08 $28.47 $59,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.39 $28.38 $59,030

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 Florida nonmetropolitan area 340 3.52 23.70 $20.90 $43,470
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.07 7.24 $20.49 $42,610
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.22 8.22 $23.03 $47,900
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 2.51 16.90 $20.43 $42,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.35 2.32 $22.78 $47,390

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 340 3.52 23.70 $20.90 $43,470
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 2.73 18.40 $28.87 $60,060
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 2.51 16.90 $20.43 $42,490
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 11.25 $23.58 $49,040
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.47 9.89 $26.80 $55,740

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.07 $62,550
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.29 $29.58 $61,520
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 6.91 $29.29 $60,920
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.41 $29.19 $60,720
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 2.73 18.40 $28.87 $60,060


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013