Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
447,130 1.0 % $12.09 $25,160 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $8.81 $9.74 $13.71 $19.45
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $18,330 $20,250 $28,520 $40,450


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 256,140 77.41 $10.16 $21,140
Logging 32,480 63.79 $18.47 $38,410
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 19,270 5.76 $13.19 $27,430
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,370 55.02 $13.62 $28,330
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 13,140 17.39 $12.28 $25,540

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 256,140 77.41 $10.16 $21,140
Logging 32,480 63.79 $18.47 $38,410
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,370 55.02 $13.62 $28,330
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 13,140 17.39 $12.28 $25,540
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,420 8.15 $11.62 $24,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.01 $26.88 $55,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 30 0.01 $23.67 $49,230
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.12 $20.73 $43,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,620 0.33 $20.47 $42,580
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 160 0.23 $19.60 $40,770


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 210,650 13.93 4.21 $10.24 $21,300
Florida 24,180 3.15 0.95 $11.00 $22,880
Washington 17,480 6.03 1.82 $15.42 $32,070
Oregon 15,420 9.16 2.77 $14.09 $29,320
Texas 15,390 1.37 0.41 $12.38 $25,750



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 210,650 13.93 4.21 $10.24 $21,300
Idaho 5,830 9.28 2.80 $14.05 $29,230
Oregon 15,420 9.16 2.77 $14.09 $29,320
Washington 17,480 6.03 1.82 $15.42 $32,070
Arizona 13,400 5.30 1.60 $9.97 $20,730



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 620 1.90 0.58 $20.97 $43,620
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $18.62 $38,720
Louisiana 3,440 1.80 0.54 $17.29 $35,960
Nevada 440 0.37 0.11 $16.54 $34,400
North Dakota 1,600 3.64 1.10 $16.15 $33,600




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 43,030 145.44 43.96 $9.65 $20,080
Salinas, CA 30,010 187.99 56.81 $10.31 $21,440
Fresno, CA 29,470 88.74 26.82 $9.48 $19,710
Visalia-Porterville, CA 22,070 161.12 48.69 $9.99 $20,780
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 8,920 50.49 15.26 $9.83 $20,450
Yuma, AZ 8,880 150.63 45.52 $9.30 $19,350
El Centro, CA 7,460 134.30 40.59 $9.22 $19,190
Stockton, CA 6,870 33.20 10.03 $10.19 $21,200
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 6,480 21.89 6.62 $10.99 $22,860
Modesto, CA 6,350 39.41 11.91 $10.17 $21,160