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

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: Top

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)
5,670 13.5 % $ 36.93 $ 76,810 6.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.87 $ 20.60 $ 32.73 $ 46.63 $ 62.86
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,090 $ 42,850 $ 68,090 $ 96,980 $ 130,760


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

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 2,540 0.73 $ 34.50 $ 71,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 35.28 $ 73,380
Support Activities for Animal Production 340 1.06 $ 43.57 $ 90,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $ 32.75 $ 68,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 230 0.04 $ 39.20 $ 81,530

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 340 1.06 $ 43.57 $ 90,630
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,540 0.73 $ 34.50 $ 71,750
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.15 $ 39.06 $ 81,250
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.05 $ 32.53 $ 67,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 230 0.04 $ 39.20 $ 81,530

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) 70 0.01 $ 55.94 $ 116,360
Beverage Manufacturing 90 0.03 $ 54.52 $ 113,400
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 50 0.03 $ 48.95 $ 101,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $ 46.50 $ 96,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $ 44.53 $ 92,610


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

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.





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)
Texas 390 0.03 0.78 $ 41.29 $ 85,880
Illinois 270 0.05 1.17 $ 38.05 $ 79,140
Idaho 270 0.37 9.14 $ 31.12 $ 64,730
Iowa 210 0.14 3.51 $ 45.97 $ 95,610
Nebraska 210 0.22 5.34 $ 32.86 $ 68,350




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 270 0.37 9.14 $ 31.12 $ 64,730
Nebraska 210 0.22 5.34 $ 32.86 $ 68,350
Iowa 210 0.14 3.51 $ 45.97 $ 95,610
North Dakota 40 0.10 2.45 $ 47.05 $ 97,870
Oklahoma 120 0.07 1.84 $ 29.07 $ 60,460




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)
Hawaii 40 0.07 1.76 $ 65.33 $ 135,880
Minnesota 60 0.02 0.50 $ 48.02 $ 99,890
North Dakota 40 0.10 2.45 $ 47.05 $ 97,870
Iowa 210 0.14 3.51 $ 45.97 $ 95,610
New York 150 0.02 0.41 $ 45.07 $ 93,740





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 150 0.03 0.85 $ 36.96 $ 76,880
Boise City, ID 130 0.38 9.39 $ 33.23 $ 69,110
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.30 7.36 $ 46.98 $ 97,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.25 $ 50.66 $ 105,370
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 1.99 48.72 $ 45.11 $ 93,820
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 7.55 $ 52.58 $ 109,360
Salinas, CA 70 0.41 10.06 $ 52.01 $ 108,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.40 $ 33.43 $ 69,530
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 0.39 9.56 $ 48.46 $ 100,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.46 (8) (8)




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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 1.99 48.72 $ 45.11 $ 93,820
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.48 11.81 $ 54.80 $ 113,990
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 40 0.43 10.53 $ 36.27 $ 75,450
Salinas, CA 70 0.41 10.06 $ 52.01 $ 108,180
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.40 9.90 $ 41.08 $ 85,450
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 0.39 9.56 $ 48.46 $ 100,810
Boise City, ID 130 0.38 9.39 $ 33.23 $ 69,110
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 7.55 $ 52.58 $ 109,360
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.30 7.36 $ 46.98 $ 97,720
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.21 5.10 $ 49.67 $ 103,300




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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 50 0.02 0.54 $ 61.62 $ 128,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 57.07 $ 118,710
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 56.13 $ 116,750
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.19 4.69 $ 55.36 $ 115,150
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.48 11.81 $ 54.80 $ 113,990
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 7.55 $ 52.58 $ 109,360
Salinas, CA 70 0.41 10.06 $ 52.01 $ 108,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.25 $ 50.66 $ 105,370
Stockton-Lodi, CA 30 0.13 3.28 $ 49.92 $ 103,840
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.21 5.10 $ 49.67 $ 103,300

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.24 30.34 $ 29.00 $ 60,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 5.02 $ 43.20 $ 89,850

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.24 30.34 $ 29.00 $ 60,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 5.02 $ 43.20 $ 89,850

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 5.02 $ 43.20 $ 89,850
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 41.72 $ 86,790
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.24 30.34 $ 29.00 $ 60,330


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.

(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