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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
480,130 1.3 % $14.49 $30,140 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $11.05 $12.20 $16.08 $22.27
Annual Wage (2) $21,650 $22,980 $25,380 $33,460 $46,330


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 265,930 76.50 $12.98 $27,010
Logging 29,580 60.64 $21.66 $45,050
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 21,760 3.85 $14.80 $30,770
Support Activities for Animal Production 16,360 53.32 $15.35 $31,920
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 13,530 8.30 $13.53 $28,140

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 265,930 76.50 $12.98 $27,010
Logging 29,580 60.64 $21.66 $45,050
Support Activities for Animal Production 16,360 53.32 $15.35 $31,920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,270 16.64 $14.18 $29,490
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 13,530 8.30 $13.53 $28,140

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 60 0.02 $26.83 $55,810
Utility System Construction 70 0.01 $25.20 $52,410
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $23.72 $49,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,010 0.30 $21.98 $45,710
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 100 0.11 $21.91 $45,570


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 227,470 13.37 4.03 $13.23 $27,520
Texas 23,640 1.95 0.59 $13.62 $28,320
Washington 20,270 6.22 1.88 $16.46 $34,240
Florida 18,420 2.14 0.65 $14.11 $29,350
Oregon 13,220 7.01 2.11 $16.70 $34,730




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 227,470 13.37 4.03 $13.23 $27,520
Idaho 6,380 9.04 2.73 $15.38 $32,000
Oregon 13,220 7.01 2.11 $16.70 $34,730
Washington 20,270 6.22 1.88 $16.46 $34,240
Arkansas 6,280 5.19 1.56 $15.59 $32,420




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 240 0.34 0.10 $22.58 $46,970
Alaska 530 1.68 0.51 $22.15 $46,080
Hawaii 1,000 1.55 0.47 $18.60 $38,690
New York 5,260 0.56 0.17 $18.05 $37,540
Massachusetts 1,890 0.53 0.16 $17.81 $37,040





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 40,890 133.10 40.12 $11.77 $24,480
Salinas, CA 34,900 194.25 58.56 $14.13 $29,390
Fresno, CA 27,520 73.06 22.03 $11.97 $24,890
Visalia-Porterville, CA 26,710 173.84 52.40 $13.56 $28,200
Madera, CA 7,940 176.53 53.22 $12.34 $25,670
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 7,920 42.36 12.77 $12.74 $26,510
Modesto, CA 7,880 42.70 12.87 $13.05 $27,130
Stockton-Lodi, CA 7,860 31.84 9.60 $13.36 $27,800
Yuma, AZ 7,440 121.51 36.63 $12.19 $25,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,080 4.74 1.43 $12.77 $26,560