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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities. Excludes “First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers” (45-1011).


National estimates for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Industry profile for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Geographic profile for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

National estimates for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,220 5.6 % $ 37.71 $ 78,440 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.37 $ 24.01 $ 35.12 $ 46.40 $ 60.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,200 $ 49,940 $ 73,060 $ 96,520 $ 126,330


Industry profile for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,810 0.54 $ 38.00 $ 79,030
Support Activities for Animal Production 440 1.41 $ 36.72 $ 76,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 320 0.01 $ 34.63 $ 72,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $ 33.07 $ 68,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 220 0.04 $ 40.31 $ 83,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 440 1.41 $ 36.72 $ 76,380
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,810 0.54 $ 38.00 $ 79,030
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.28 $ 32.97 $ 68,570
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 220 0.04 $ 40.31 $ 83,850
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.04 $ 22.78 $ 47,370

Top paying industries for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 (7) $ 51.96 $ 108,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $ 49.14 $ 102,210
Beverage Manufacturing 70 0.02 $ 46.91 $ 97,560
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $ 45.84 $ 95,350
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 60 0.01 $ 44.00 $ 91,510


Geographic profile for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,260 0.08 2.05 $ 44.03 $ 91,590
Texas 370 0.03 0.81 $ 31.15 $ 64,780
Idaho 320 0.43 11.55 $ 30.03 $ 62,450
Florida 290 0.03 0.91 $ 44.56 $ 92,690
Nebraska 210 0.22 5.99 $ 33.78 $ 70,260


Map of location quotient of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 320 0.43 11.55 $ 30.03 $ 62,450
Nebraska 210 0.22 5.99 $ 33.78 $ 70,260
North Dakota 60 0.14 3.81 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
Hawaii 60 0.11 2.93 $ 45.36 $ 94,350
Iowa 150 0.10 2.67 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.29 $ 55.82 $ 116,110
North Dakota 60 0.14 3.81 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
Colorado 60 0.02 0.62 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
Hawaii 60 0.11 2.93 $ 45.36 $ 94,350
Florida 290 0.03 0.91 $ 44.56 $ 92,690



Map of employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boise City, ID 140 0.41 11.17 $ 33.43 $ 69,540
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.35 9.51 $ 43.42 $ 90,310
Fresno, CA 100 0.27 7.24 $ 43.43 $ 90,340
Salinas, CA 100 0.59 15.87 $ 50.39 $ 104,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.29 $ 47.12 $ 98,010
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.36 9.70 $ 33.93 $ 70,580
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 0.51 13.70 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Napa, CA 70 1.03 27.81 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.65 $ 42.15 $ 87,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.53 $ 30.32 $ 63,060


Map of location quotient of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 70 1.03 27.81 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Madera, CA 40 0.80 21.59 $ 37.74 $ 78,500
Salinas, CA 100 0.59 15.87 $ 50.39 $ 104,810
Merced, CA 40 0.53 14.26 $ 48.81 $ 101,520
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 0.51 13.70 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Boise City, ID 140 0.41 11.17 $ 33.43 $ 69,540
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.36 9.70 $ 33.93 $ 70,580
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.35 9.51 $ 43.42 $ 90,310
Modesto, CA 50 0.30 7.97 $ 39.08 $ 81,280
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 30 0.27 7.27 $ 47.71 $ 99,240


Map of annual mean wages of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salinas, CA 100 0.59 15.87 $ 50.39 $ 104,810
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 0.51 13.70 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 70 0.03 0.74 $ 48.85 $ 101,610
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.23 6.29 $ 48.81 $ 101,530
Merced, CA 40 0.53 14.26 $ 48.81 $ 101,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.64 $ 48.19 $ 100,220
Napa, CA 70 1.03 27.81 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 30 0.27 7.27 $ 47.71 $ 99,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.29 $ 47.12 $ 98,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 1.12 $ 46.44 $ 96,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 13.28 $ 32.13 $ 66,830
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 7.52 $ 32.00 $ 66,560
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 13.06 $ 32.94 $ 68,520
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 16.57 $ 27.77 $ 57,770
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.75 $ 33.05 $ 68,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 16.57 $ 27.77 $ 57,770
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 13.28 $ 32.13 $ 66,830
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 13.06 $ 32.94 $ 68,520
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 11.58 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 8.90 $ 46.37 $ 96,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 8.90 $ 46.37 $ 96,450
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.75 $ 33.05 $ 68,750
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 13.06 $ 32.94 $ 68,520
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 13.28 $ 32.13 $ 66,830
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 7.52 $ 32.00 $ 66,560


About May 2021 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022