Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
435,250 1.0 % $11.70 $24,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $8.67 $9.32 $13.05 $18.77
Annual Wage (2) $17,160 $18,020 $19,380 $27,150 $39,040


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 248,460 76.11 $9.75 $20,270
Logging 31,450 63.12 $18.09 $37,620
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 19,680 5.95 $12.73 $26,480
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,260 55.01 $13.27 $27,610
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,950 17.48 $11.87 $24,680

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 248,460 76.11 $9.75 $20,270
Logging 31,450 63.12 $18.09 $37,620
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,260 55.01 $13.27 $27,610
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,950 17.48 $11.87 $24,680
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,570 8.52 $11.36 $23,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 90 0.02 $23.09 $48,030
Oil and Gas Extraction 200 0.11 $20.49 $42,630
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 240 0.22 $20.30 $42,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,800 0.34 $20.19 $42,000
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $18.18 $37,820


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 203,320 13.82 4.21 $9.88 $20,550
Florida 28,670 3.85 1.17 $10.60 $22,040
Washington 16,250 5.75 1.75 $14.80 $30,780
Texas 14,380 1.32 0.40 $12.02 $25,010
Oregon 13,460 8.21 2.50 $13.80 $28,710




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 203,320 13.82 4.21 $9.88 $20,550
Idaho 5,990 9.77 2.97 $14.11 $29,350
Oregon 13,460 8.21 2.50 $13.80 $28,710
Washington 16,250 5.75 1.75 $14.80 $30,780
Arizona 12,330 4.98 1.52 $9.75 $20,280




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 $25.38 $52,800
Alaska 420 1.30 0.40 $20.19 $42,000
Nevada 390 0.34 0.10 $16.42 $34,150
Delaware 970 2.36 0.72 $16.19 $33,670
North Dakota 1,420 3.36 1.02 $15.55 $32,350





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 39,620 137.35 41.84 $9.15 $19,030
Salinas, CA 28,340 182.59 55.62 $9.71 $20,200
Fresno, CA 28,320 87.99 26.81 $9.33 $19,400
Visalia-Porterville, CA 21,010 157.85 48.09 $9.69 $20,150
Yuma, AZ 9,090 154.35 47.02 $9.34 $19,420
Stockton, CA 9,060 44.68 13.61 $9.35 $19,450
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 7,500 43.46 13.24 $9.36 $19,470
Modesto, CA 6,880 43.61 13.29 $9.85 $20,490
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 6,670 171.40 52.21 $9.14 $19,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 6,530 22.30 6.79 $9.63 $20,030