Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.


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)
13,740 2.4 % $20.96 $43,600 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $16.04 $20.52 $24.53 $30.36
Annual Wage (2) $25,540 $33,350 $42,680 $51,030 $63,150


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,820 0.24 $22.45 $46,700
State Government (OES Designation) 4,460 0.20 $20.05 $41,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $24.93 $51,850
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 640 0.13 $15.46 $32,160
Support Activities for Crop Production 530 0.16 $18.94 $39,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,820 0.24 $22.45 $46,700
State Government (OES Designation) 4,460 0.20 $20.05 $41,710
Support Activities for Crop Production 530 0.16 $18.94 $39,390
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 640 0.13 $15.46 $32,160
Dairy Product Manufacturing 80 0.06 $21.52 $44,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $27.98 $58,190
Other Food Manufacturing 100 0.05 $26.56 $55,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $24.93 $51,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,820 0.24 $22.45 $46,700
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 340 0.05 $22.32 $46,420


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 1,830 0.12 1.20 $23.32 $48,510
Virginia 670 0.19 1.79 $18.01 $37,450
Texas 650 0.06 0.57 $22.74 $47,300
Florida 630 0.08 0.82 $14.60 $30,370
Georgia 560 0.14 1.39 $18.91 $39,330




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 260 0.42 4.07 $16.55 $34,430
North Dakota 170 0.41 3.98 $16.82 $34,990
Delaware 130 0.32 3.06 $21.42 $44,560
Arkansas 370 0.32 3.12 $20.34 $42,300
Mississippi 280 0.25 2.45 $19.51 $40,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.19 $32.60 $67,800
New York 420 0.05 0.47 $27.63 $57,470
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.11 $25.30 $52,630
Illinois 530 0.09 0.90 $24.20 $50,340
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.33 $24.15 $50,220





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)
Fresno, CA 300 0.94 9.10 $20.19 $42,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.69 $24.87 $51,740
Yakima, WA 130 1.64 15.85 $19.18 $39,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 1.05 $24.61 $51,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.23 $27.59 $57,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.50 $19.79 $41,160
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.85 8.16 $23.59 $49,060
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 1.30 $18.54 $38,560
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 100 0.08 0.77 $30.78 $64,020
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 100 0.35 3.41 $18.91 $39,330




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)
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 80 2.10 20.26 $24.03 $49,990
Yakima, WA 130 1.64 15.85 $19.18 $39,890
Merced, CA 80 1.29 12.46 $20.75 $43,150
Bismarck, ND 80 1.13 10.89 $15.24 $31,710
Dothan, AL 50 0.95 9.18 $18.35 $38,180
Fresno, CA 300 0.94 9.10 $20.19 $42,000
Fort Smith, AR-OK 100 0.90 8.66 $12.37 $25,730
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.88 8.45 $13.91 $28,940
Gainesville, GA 60 0.87 8.44 $20.38 $42,390
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.85 8.16 $23.59 $49,060




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.02 0.23 $32.45 $67,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 100 0.08 0.77 $30.78 $64,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.35 $29.00 $60,330
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.56 $28.11 $58,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.23 $27.59 $57,380
Salinas, CA 60 0.41 3.98 $27.39 $56,970
Syracuse, NY 70 0.22 2.16 $27.36 $56,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.41 $27.32 $56,830
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.18 1.76 $27.30 $56,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 0.58 $27.20 $56,580

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.54 5.20 $20.36 $42,360
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.66 6.36 $19.90 $41,400
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.00 9.65 $21.12 $43,940
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 3.94 $21.71 $45,160
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 3.49 $21.33 $44,360

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.40 13.53 $19.39 $40,340
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.08 10.47 $14.51 $30,180
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.04 10.02 $21.18 $44,050
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.00 9.65 $21.12 $43,940
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.93 9.02 $20.60 $42,840

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.09 $25.36 $52,750
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 3.60 $23.56 $49,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.87 $23.36 $48,580
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.43 $22.60 $47,000
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 5.97 $22.47 $46,740


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014