Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. Excludes "Agricultural Inspectors" (45-2011).


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)
36,100 3.4 % $10.73 $22,320 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $8.87 $9.57 $11.73 $14.70
Annual Wage (2) $17,330 $18,450 $19,910 $24,390 $30,580


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 12,290 3.71 $9.90 $20,590
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,310 3.24 $10.61 $22,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,900 1.01 $11.30 $23,500
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,170 0.57 $10.38 $21,590
Grocery Stores 1,640 0.06 $10.43 $21,700

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 12,290 3.71 $9.90 $20,590
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,310 3.24 $10.61 $22,060
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,630 2.16 $13.02 $27,070
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 390 1.16 $12.31 $25,610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,900 1.01 $11.30 $23,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $15.21 $31,630
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $14.90 $30,980
Grain and Oilseed Milling 240 0.40 $14.05 $29,220
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,630 2.16 $13.02 $27,070
Support Activities for Animal Production 90 0.32 $12.96 $26,950


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 9,790 0.65 2.42 $9.64 $20,060
Washington 3,290 1.14 4.25 $12.32 $25,610
Oregon 2,880 1.71 6.39 $10.47 $21,780
Florida 2,650 0.35 1.30 $9.04 $18,800
Texas 2,040 0.18 0.68 $10.80 $22,470



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 1,370 2.18 8.17 $9.44 $19,640
Oregon 2,880 1.71 6.39 $10.47 $21,780
Washington 3,290 1.14 4.25 $12.32 $25,610
South Dakota 460 1.13 4.23 $12.22 $25,430
Arkansas 1,240 1.07 4.00 $10.98 $22,830



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 140 0.05 0.20 $15.06 $31,330
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $14.77 $30,720
Ohio 90 0.02 0.06 $14.70 $30,580
North Dakota 210 0.49 1.82 $14.66 $30,500
Virginia 480 0.13 0.49 $14.55 $30,260




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 1,700 5.11 19.11 $9.22 $19,180
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,410 10.32 38.62 $9.84 $20,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 870 0.23 0.87 $10.44 $21,710
Merced, CA 800 12.59 47.12 $9.15 $19,030
Modesto, CA 770 4.77 17.87 $9.19 $19,120
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 710 7.15 26.76 $13.69 $28,480
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 710 2.39 8.94 $9.21 $19,170
Yakima, WA 680 8.29 31.03 $12.62 $26,250
Salem, OR 660 4.43 16.57 $10.37 $21,580
Stockton, CA 610 2.96 11.07 $8.82 $18,350



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)
Merced, CA 800 12.59 47.12 $9.15 $19,030
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,410 10.32 38.62 $9.84 $20,460
Idaho Falls, ID 450 8.88 33.25 $8.30 $17,260
Yakima, WA 680 8.29 31.03 $12.62 $26,250
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 710 7.15 26.76 $13.69 $28,480
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 210 5.40 20.21 $9.41 $19,580
Fresno, CA 1,700 5.11 19.11 $9.22 $19,180
Modesto, CA 770 4.77 17.87 $9.19 $19,120
Salem, OR 660 4.43 16.57 $10.37 $21,580
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 190 4.08 15.27 $8.64 $17,980



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)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 80 0.15 0.58 $17.27 $35,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.11 $17.17 $35,710
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.02 3.83 $16.66 $34,650
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.15 0.58 $16.45 $34,210
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $16.05 $33,390
Harrisonburg, VA (8) (8) (8) $15.92 $33,110
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $15.18 $31,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.03 $29,190
Eau Claire, WI (8) (8) (8) $13.92 $28,960
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 150 0.18 0.67 $13.84 $28,780

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,050 15.88 59.44 $10.24 $21,300
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 980 14.86 55.62 $11.00 $22,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 630 2.11 7.88 $9.67 $20,110
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 11.85 44.36 $8.67 $18,040
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 390 5.92 22.16 $8.96 $18,640

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,050 15.88 59.44 $10.24 $21,300
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 980 14.86 55.62 $11.00 $22,870
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 11.85 44.36 $8.67 $18,040
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 390 5.92 22.16 $8.96 $18,640
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 4.54 16.99 $12.83 $26,680

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 Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.12 $33,530
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 2.05 7.66 $15.16 $31,540
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.47 1.74 $14.29 $29,730
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.22 $29,580
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $28,030


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.

(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