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

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Agricultural Inspectors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,630 2.7 % $ 22.80 $ 47,430 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agricultural Inspectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.42 $ 17.12 $ 21.70 $ 27.33 $ 33.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,990 $ 35,610 $ 45,140 $ 56,850 $ 69,450


Industry profile for Agricultural Inspectors:

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) 5,440 0.25 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,360 0.16 $ 25.03 $ 52,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 930 0.02 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 870 0.11 $ 20.40 $ 42,430
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 710 0.14 $ 16.95 $ 35,250

Industries with the highest concentration 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) 5,440 0.25 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,360 0.16 $ 25.03 $ 52,050
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 710 0.14 $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Grain and Oilseed Milling 70 0.12 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 210 0.12 $ 15.66 $ 32,570

Top paying industries for Agricultural Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 930 0.02 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 150 0.01 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $ 26.73 $ 55,610
Grain and Oilseed Milling 70 0.12 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,360 0.16 $ 25.03 $ 52,050


Geographic profile for Agricultural Inspectors:

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.



Map of employment of agricultural inspectors by state, May 2021


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 2,190 0.13 1.37 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Florida 950 0.11 1.15 $ 18.52 $ 38,520
Texas 780 0.06 0.66 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Georgia 720 0.16 1.70 $ 18.32 $ 38,110
Washington 590 0.18 1.90 $ 24.28 $ 50,500


Map of location quotient of agricultural inspectors by state, May 2021


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 510 0.54 5.54 $ 21.25 $ 44,200
Idaho 330 0.44 4.54 $ 19.04 $ 39,590
Wyoming 110 0.42 4.32 $ 14.29 $ 29,710
South Dakota 160 0.38 3.90 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Kansas 460 0.35 3.57 $ 20.96 $ 43,600


Map of annual mean wages of agricultural inspectors by state, May 2021


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 $ 32.18 $ 66,930
Vermont 60 0.20 2.09 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Hawaii 80 0.15 1.56 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Ohio 190 0.04 0.38 $ 28.01 $ 58,260
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.42 $ 27.42 $ 57,040



Map of employment of agricultural inspectors by area, May 2021


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 560 0.10 1.01 $ 28.44 $ 59,160
Fresno, CA 260 0.69 7.11 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.19 1.98 $ 19.49 $ 40,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.15 1.51 $ 20.82 $ 43,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 220 0.03 0.26 $ 31.96 $ 66,490
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.22 2.25 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.08 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 180 0.07 0.74 $ 19.57 $ 40,700
Kennewick-Richland, WA 180 1.51 15.64 $ 18.29 $ 38,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 0.75 $ 18.19 $ 37,830


Map of location quotient of agricultural inspectors by area, May 2021


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 180 1.51 15.64 $ 18.29 $ 38,030
Yakima, WA 140 1.51 15.61 $ 27.29 $ 56,770
Grand Island, NE 40 1.03 10.68 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
Twin Falls, ID 50 1.02 10.53 $ 19.42 $ 40,400
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.01 10.41 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Bismarck, ND 60 0.87 8.98 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Gainesville, GA 70 0.77 7.96 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
El Centro, CA 40 0.76 7.84 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Fresno, CA 260 0.69 7.11 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Jefferson City, MO 40 0.61 6.26 $ 20.93 $ 43,540


Map of annual mean wages of agricultural inspectors by area, May 2021


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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 1.01 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 40 0.02 0.22 $ 33.90 $ 70,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 220 0.03 0.26 $ 31.96 $ 66,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 0.98 $ 31.14 $ 64,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.35 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.18 1.91 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.08 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.31 $ 29.19 $ 60,700
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.13 1.31 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.17 $ 28.70 $ 59,700

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 220 0.58 6.03 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 7.51 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.71 7.37 $ 16.10 $ 33,480
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 12.48 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 6.53 $ 16.72 $ 34,780

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 1.43 14.74 $ 21.44 $ 44,590
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 12.48 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 11.34 $ 16.78 $ 34,890
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.83 8.56 $ 14.69 $ 30,550
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 7.51 $ 22.37 $ 46,530

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 6.32 $ 30.36 $ 63,140
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.49 $ 29.50 $ 61,360
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.68 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 5.86 $ 25.82 $ 53,700
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 4.54 $ 25.58 $ 53,200


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.

(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