Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.


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)
8,900 2.7 % $23.56 $49,000 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.29 $16.63 $22.36 $29.07 $36.66
Annual Wage (2) $25,570 $34,590 $46,520 $60,470 $76,240


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.20 $25.43 $52,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.03 $15.66 $32,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 470 0.04 $22.61 $47,040
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $25.03 $52,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $31.57 $65,660

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 Animal Production 100 0.35 $21.54 $44,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.20 $25.43 $52,890
Educational Support Services 50 0.04 $18.37 $38,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 470 0.04 $22.61 $47,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.03 $15.66 $32,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $31.57 $65,660
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $27.06 $56,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.20 $25.43 $52,890
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $25.03 $52,060
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $22.87 $47,570


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)
Alabama 840 0.45 6.84 $24.30 $50,530
Florida 650 0.08 1.29 $20.41 $42,460
Kentucky 550 0.31 4.65 $21.85 $45,450
Texas 490 0.04 0.66 $14.98 $31,160
Michigan 450 0.11 1.68 $22.06 $45,890



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)
North Dakota 210 0.47 7.17 $27.35 $56,890
Alabama 840 0.45 6.84 $24.30 $50,530
Delaware 160 0.38 5.74 $24.47 $50,910
South Dakota 140 0.33 5.08 $21.39 $44,490
Kentucky 550 0.31 4.65 $21.85 $45,450



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 30 0.03 0.42 $39.44 $82,030
Nebraska 220 0.23 3.48 $36.32 $75,540
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.44 $33.42 $69,510
California 50 0.00 0.05 $32.89 $68,420
Hawaii 60 0.10 1.46 $32.62 $67,850




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 530 2.04 31.04 $21.71 $45,170
Lafayette, IN 290 3.32 50.43 $26.34 $54,780
Knoxville, TN 210 0.64 9.79 $23.97 $49,860
Raleigh-Cary, NC 150 0.28 4.26 $26.19 $54,480
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.21 3.19 $39.33 $81,810
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 1.47 $22.70 $47,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.71 $25.59 $53,220
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.22 $36.74 $76,420
Tucson, AZ 80 0.22 3.33 $26.80 $55,750
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.11 1.63 $21.81 $45,370



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)
Lafayette, IN 290 3.32 50.43 $26.34 $54,780
Lexington-Fayette, KY 530 2.04 31.04 $21.71 $45,170
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.36 20.66 $21.16 $44,020
Knoxville, TN 210 0.64 9.79 $23.97 $49,860
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.36 5.54 $13.68 $28,460
Raleigh-Cary, NC 150 0.28 4.26 $26.19 $54,480
Tucson, AZ 80 0.22 3.33 $26.80 $55,750
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.21 3.26 $18.15 $37,750
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.21 3.19 $39.33 $81,810
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.11 1.63 $21.81 $45,370



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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.21 3.19 $39.33 $81,810
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.22 $36.74 $76,420
Tucson, AZ 80 0.22 3.33 $26.80 $55,750
Lafayette, IN 290 3.32 50.43 $26.34 $54,780
Raleigh-Cary, NC 150 0.28 4.26 $26.19 $54,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.71 $25.59 $53,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.15 $50,230
Knoxville, TN 210 0.64 9.79 $23.97 $49,860
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $23.94 $49,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.29 $48,440

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.47 22.30 $25.51 $53,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.54 8.26 $24.86 $51,720
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 16.33 $21.40 $44,500
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 120 1.60 24.35 $22.55 $46,910
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 9.67 $24.65 $51,270

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)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 120 1.60 24.35 $22.55 $46,910
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.47 22.30 $25.51 $53,060
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 1.36 20.62 $19.75 $41,080
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 16.33 $21.40 $44,500
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 12.12 (8) (8)

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 7.11 $25.71 $53,470
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.47 22.30 $25.51 $53,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.54 8.26 $24.86 $51,720
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 9.67 $24.65 $51,270
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 7.29 $23.33 $48,530


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015