Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
38,120 3.5 % $10.10 $21,000 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $8.64 $9.24 $10.98 $13.47
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $17,980 $19,220 $22,840 $28,010


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 15,840 4.85 $9.24 $19,210
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,980 0.68 $9.83 $20,450
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,560 2.74 $10.24 $21,310
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,330 0.69 $10.83 $22,520
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,650 2.23 $12.32 $25,620

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 15,840 4.85 $9.24 $19,210
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,560 2.74 $10.24 $21,310
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,650 2.23 $12.32 $25,620
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 250 0.74 $13.05 $27,140
Other Food Manufacturing 1,310 0.73 $9.87 $20,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $15.64 $32,530
Grain and Oilseed Milling 160 0.27 $14.06 $29,240
Support Activities for Animal Production 130 0.48 $13.52 $28,130
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $13.42 $27,910
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 250 0.74 $13.05 $27,140


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 12,850 0.87 3.04 $9.31 $19,360
Washington 3,710 1.31 4.56 $11.19 $23,270
Florida 2,730 0.37 1.28 $8.76 $18,220
Oregon 2,610 1.59 5.52 $10.20 $21,210
Texas 2,210 0.20 0.70 $10.07 $20,940




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 1,280 2.08 7.24 $8.62 $17,920
Oregon 2,610 1.59 5.52 $10.20 $21,210
Washington 3,710 1.31 4.56 $11.19 $23,270
South Dakota 430 1.07 3.73 $12.02 $25,000
Arkansas 1,200 1.04 3.61 $10.79 $22,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 120 0.05 0.16 $18.01 $37,470
North Dakota 150 0.36 1.24 $15.36 $31,950
Maryland 40 0.02 0.06 $14.06 $29,250
Kansas 130 0.10 0.35 $14.03 $29,180
Wisconsin 510 0.19 0.65 $13.11 $27,270





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)
Stockton, CA 2,050 10.10 35.11 $8.91 $18,530
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,870 14.03 48.79 $9.17 $19,070
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 1,470 5.09 17.72 $8.76 $18,220
Fresno, CA 1,390 4.31 14.98 $9.35 $19,460
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,290 34.50 119.99 $8.72 $18,140
Yakima, WA 960 11.93 41.49 $11.71 $24,360
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 730 3.14 10.94 $8.62 $17,920
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 690 0.60 2.09 $8.57 $17,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.19 0.65 $9.78 $20,350
Salem, OR 670 4.67 16.23 $10.27 $21,360




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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,290 34.50 119.99 $8.72 $18,140
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,870 14.03 48.79 $9.17 $19,070
Yakima, WA 960 11.93 41.49 $11.71 $24,360
Idaho Falls, ID 540 10.82 37.63 $8.16 $16,970
Stockton, CA 2,050 10.10 35.11 $8.91 $18,530
Merced, CA 570 9.37 32.60 $9.16 $19,050
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 360 9.16 31.85 $10.10 $21,000
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 1,470 5.09 17.72 $8.76 $18,220
Salem, OR 670 4.67 16.23 $10.27 $21,360
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 460 4.64 16.13 $10.85 $22,570




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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 0.66 $17.14 $35,660
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.25 0.88 $16.81 $34,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.12 $16.27 $33,850
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 0.95 3.31 $16.20 $33,690
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 0.09 $14.32 $29,780
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $14.20 $29,530
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.31 1.10 $13.84 $28,780
Amarillo, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.15 $27,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 0.74 $12.92 $26,870
Boise City-Nampa, ID 40 0.14 0.49 $12.32 $25,630

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 1,250 19.37 67.35 $9.92 $20,640
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 1,250 19.34 67.25 $10.73 $22,310
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 12.24 42.57 $8.43 $17,540
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.13 3.92 $10.40 $21,630
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 300 4.60 15.98 $8.54 $17,750

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 1,250 19.37 67.35 $9.92 $20,640
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 1,250 19.34 67.25 $10.73 $22,310
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 12.24 42.57 $8.43 $17,540
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 300 4.60 15.98 $8.54 $17,750
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 4.12 14.32 $13.83 $28,760

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.51 5.24 $15.43 $32,090
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,810
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 1.51 $14.06 $29,250
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 4.12 14.32 $13.83 $28,760
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.72 $13.75 $28,600


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