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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Agricultural Inspectors
Industry profile for Agricultural Inspectors
Geographic profile for Agricultural Inspectors

National estimates for Agricultural Inspectors: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Agricultural Inspectors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,450 3.0 % $ 23.38 $ 48,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agricultural Inspectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.15 $ 16.79 $ 22.45 $ 28.07 $ 34.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,430 $ 34,920 $ 46,700 $ 58,380 $ 72,310


Industry profile for Agricultural Inspectors: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Agricultural Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,380 0.24 $ 21.44 $ 44,590
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,670 0.18 $ 24.95 $ 51,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 870 0.02 $ 30.31 $ 63,040
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 630 0.09 $ 24.41 $ 50,760
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.16 $ 17.66 $ 36,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Agricultural Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 160 0.26 $ 26.62 $ 55,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,380 0.24 $ 21.44 $ 44,590
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 360 0.22 $ 17.23 $ 35,830
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,670 0.18 $ 24.95 $ 51,900
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.16 $ 17.66 $ 36,740

Top paying industries for Agricultural Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $ 31.19 $ 64,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 870 0.02 $ 30.31 $ 63,040
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $ 29.68 $ 61,740
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.11 $ 27.41 $ 57,010
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 290 0.03 $ 26.98 $ 56,120


Geographic profile for Agricultural Inspectors: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Agricultural Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,230 0.14 1.40 $ 23.90 $ 49,720
Texas 890 0.07 0.76 $ 27.85 $ 57,930
Washington 660 0.21 2.13 $ 21.68 $ 45,090
Georgia 520 0.12 1.25 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Illinois 500 0.09 0.91 $ 27.17 $ 56,520




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agricultural Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 390 0.42 4.29 $ 21.84 $ 45,420
South Dakota 170 0.41 4.24 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Iowa 380 0.26 2.68 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Vermont 70 0.25 2.62 $ 28.64 $ 59,580
Oklahoma 390 0.25 2.55 $ 20.22 $ 42,060




Top paying states for Agricultural Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 310 0.04 0.37 $ 30.93 $ 64,330
New Jersey 190 0.05 0.52 $ 30.33 $ 63,090
Minnesota 280 0.10 1.05 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Vermont 70 0.25 2.62 $ 28.64 $ 59,580
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $ 28.16 $ 58,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Agricultural Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 0.81 $ 25.95 $ 53,970
Fresno, CA 300 0.80 8.22 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.35 $ 31.60 $ 65,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.17 1.73 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Kennewick-Richland, WA 230 2.06 21.27 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.19 1.91 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.64 $ 19.90 $ 41,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.91 $ 32.05 $ 66,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.29 $ 23.09 $ 48,020
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.21 2.18 $ 20.45 $ 42,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agricultural Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 230 2.06 21.27 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Yakima, WA 120 1.33 13.70 $ 24.08 $ 50,090
Fresno, CA 300 0.80 8.22 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 0.79 8.18 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.69 7.17 $ 29.80 $ 61,980
Greeley, CO 70 0.68 6.99 (8) (8)
Modesto, CA 80 0.47 4.85 $ 19.03 $ 39,570
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.45 4.64 $ 23.97 $ 49,860
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.42 4.30 $ 24.29 $ 50,530
Macon, GA 40 0.41 4.28 $ 19.49 $ 40,550




Top paying metropolitan areas for Agricultural Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.24 $ 35.51 $ 73,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 33.33 $ 69,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.91 $ 32.05 $ 66,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.35 $ 31.60 $ 65,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.40 $ 30.63 $ 63,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 29.87 $ 62,120
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.69 7.17 $ 29.80 $ 61,980
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.07 0.69 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Enid, OK (8) (8) (8) $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 27.91 $ 58,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Agricultural Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.49 5.01 $ 23.68 $ 49,260
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 5.95 $ 22.02 $ 45,790
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 12.54 $ 20.98 $ 43,640
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.54 15.89 $ 20.67 $ 43,000
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 7.58 $ 27.84 $ 57,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agricultural Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.54 15.89 $ 20.67 $ 43,000
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 12.54 $ 20.98 $ 43,640
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 1.17 12.11 $ 14.30 $ 29,750
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.99 10.20 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 8.87 $ 17.08 $ 35,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Agricultural Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 2.81 $ 29.26 $ 60,860
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 7.55 $ 28.86 $ 60,030
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.11 $ 27.96 $ 58,160
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 7.58 $ 27.84 $ 57,900
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 3.86 $ 26.98 $ 56,120


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021