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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 ; Fishers and Related Fishing Workers ; 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)
470,920 1.2 % $13.87 $28,840 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $10.46 $11.73 $15.42 $21.15
Annual Wage (2) $20,480 $21,760 $24,390 $32,060 $43,990


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 262,990 76.36 $12.32 $25,630
Logging 30,580 62.08 $20.78 $43,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 22,690 4.19 $13.93 $28,980
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,550 51.24 $14.79 $30,760
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,650 7.86 $12.89 $26,810

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 262,990 76.36 $12.32 $25,630
Logging 30,580 62.08 $20.78 $43,210
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,550 51.24 $14.79 $30,760
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,960 16.37 $13.68 $28,450
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,650 7.86 $12.89 $26,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 80 0.02 $23.65 $49,200
Support Activities for Rail Transportation (8) (8) $23.47 $48,810
Other Personal Services 220 0.07 $22.52 $46,850
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 260 0.27 $22.09 $45,940
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $22.03 $45,820


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 223,330 13.38 4.05 $12.61 $26,240
Florida 21,780 2.59 0.78 $12.41 $25,800
Texas 20,860 1.75 0.53 $13.21 $27,470
Washington 18,200 5.71 1.73 $16.34 $33,980
Oregon 13,100 7.15 2.17 $16.86 $35,060




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 223,330 13.38 4.05 $12.61 $26,240
Idaho 6,260 9.13 2.76 $14.32 $29,780
Oregon 13,100 7.15 2.17 $16.86 $35,060
Washington 18,200 5.71 1.73 $16.34 $33,980
Arkansas 5,900 4.91 1.49 $15.11 $31,440




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 200 0.28 0.09 $22.47 $46,730
Alaska 420 1.32 0.40 $19.41 $40,360
Hawaii 770 1.21 0.37 $18.17 $37,800
New York 4,740 0.51 0.16 $17.78 $36,970
Maine 1,770 2.96 0.90 $17.58 $36,560



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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 43,190 142.24 43.06 $11.33 $23,560
Salinas, CA 32,230 187.55 56.77 $13.24 $27,530
Fresno, CA 29,630 79.50 24.06 $11.54 $24,010
Visalia-Porterville, CA 24,910 163.43 49.47 $12.81 $26,640
Stockton-Lodi, CA 9,700 39.95 12.09 $12.81 $26,640
Modesto, CA 7,600 41.92 12.69 $12.89 $26,800
Yuma, AZ 7,570 125.31 37.93 $11.23 $23,360
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 7,360 39.69 12.02 $12.17 $25,300
Madera, CA 7,200 164.67 49.85 $11.93 $24,810
El Centro, CA 7,130 118.33 35.82 $12.24 $25,470


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salinas, CA 32,230 187.55 56.77 $13.24 $27,530
Madera, CA 7,200 164.67 49.85 $11.93 $24,810
Visalia-Porterville, CA 24,910 163.43 49.47 $12.81 $26,640
Bakersfield, CA 43,190 142.24 43.06 $11.33 $23,560
Yuma, AZ 7,570 125.31 37.93 $11.23 $23,360
El Centro, CA 7,130 118.33 35.82 $12.24 $25,470
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 3,710 88.08 26.66 $12.23 $25,440
Fresno, CA 29,630 79.50 24.06 $11.54 $24,010
Merced, CA 4,660 67.40 20.40 $12.25 $25,480
Yakima, WA 5,200 57.96 17.54 $14.77 $30,730