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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers ; Agricultural Inspectors ; Animal Breeders ; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products ; Agricultural Equipment Operators ; Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse ; Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals ; Agricultural Workers, All Other ; Forest and Conservation Workers ; Fallers ; Logging Equipment Operators ; Log Graders and Scalers ; Logging Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
484,750 1.3 % $15.07 $31,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.00 $11.62 $13.07 $16.72 $22.83
Annual Wage (2) $22,880 $24,180 $27,180 $34,780 $47,480


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 273,020 77.71 $13.62 $28,330
Logging 29,790 61.55 $22.00 $45,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 23,190 4.12 $15.38 $31,990
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,650 50.44 $15.71 $32,680
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,990 7.87 $14.41 $29,960

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 273,020 77.71 $13.62 $28,330
Logging 29,790 61.55 $22.00 $45,770
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,650 50.44 $15.71 $32,680
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,040 17.21 $14.52 $30,210
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,990 7.87 $14.41 $29,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $27.40 $56,980
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $25.69 $53,440
Logging 29,790 61.55 $22.00 $45,770
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 60 0.13 $21.74 $45,220
Other Support Services 320 0.10 $21.65 $45,040


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 234,050 13.46 4.08 $13.91 $28,920
Texas 23,800 1.91 0.58 $14.40 $29,950
Washington 22,250 6.71 2.03 $16.86 $35,060
Florida 17,370 1.97 0.60 $14.87 $30,930
Oregon 13,510 7.09 2.15 $17.26 $35,890




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)
California 234,050 13.46 4.08 $13.91 $28,920
Idaho 5,600 7.70 2.33 $16.07 $33,430
Oregon 13,510 7.09 2.15 $17.26 $35,890
Washington 22,250 6.71 2.03 $16.86 $35,060
Arkansas 5,830 4.79 1.45 $16.41 $34,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 350 0.48 0.14 $21.29 $44,270
Alaska 590 1.86 0.56 $20.45 $42,540
Hawaii 870 1.37 0.42 $19.72 $41,010
Maine 1,750 2.86 0.87 $19.65 $40,880
Minnesota 4,060 1.41 0.43 $18.78 $39,070





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)
Bakersfield, CA 41,830 132.07 40.02 $12.27 $25,520
Salinas, CA 33,570 183.49 55.60 $15.01 $31,230
Fresno, CA 27,990 72.16 21.86 $12.77 $26,570
Visalia-Porterville, CA 26,420 169.74 51.43 $13.58 $28,250
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 10,020 52.28 15.84 $13.76 $28,630
Stockton-Lodi, CA 8,340 32.97 9.99 $14.24 $29,630
Modesto, CA 8,050 43.17 13.08 $13.74 $28,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,690 5.00 1.52 $13.23 $27,520
Madera, CA 7,130 152.61 46.24 $12.83 $26,700
Yuma, AZ 6,990 112.87 34.20 $13.13 $27,300