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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,760 3.6 % $22.67 $47,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.51 $16.33 $21.87 $27.09 $33.81
Annual Wage (2) $28,100 $33,960 $45,490 $56,340 $70,320


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)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,270 0.24 $20.85 $43,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,900 0.19 $24.17 $50,270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 720 0.01 $31.33 $65,170
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 680 0.09 $23.68 $49,250
Support Activities for Crop Production 650 0.19 $17.57 $36,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 210 0.35 $27.18 $56,530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,270 0.24 $20.85 $43,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,900 0.19 $24.17 $50,270
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 330 0.19 $13.90 $28,910
Support Activities for Crop Production 650 0.19 $17.57 $36,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 720 0.01 $31.33 $65,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $27.97 $58,170
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $27.30 $56,770
Grain and Oilseed Milling 210 0.35 $27.18 $56,530
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 130 0.01 $24.48 $50,910


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 2,090 0.12 1.28 $23.35 $48,570
Texas 890 0.07 0.76 $28.08 $58,400
Washington 720 0.22 2.32 $20.05 $41,710
Georgia 570 0.13 1.35 $20.40 $42,440
Florida 500 0.06 0.61 $16.44 $34,200




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)
Nebraska 450 0.46 4.93 $20.86 $43,380
Wyoming 110 0.40 4.32 $14.86 $30,910
Idaho 260 0.36 3.87 $17.89 $37,200
Kansas 360 0.26 2.73 $25.13 $52,260
Mississippi 280 0.25 2.69 $18.73 $38,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 290 0.03 0.33 $30.58 $63,600
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.27 $29.21 $60,750
Vermont 60 0.21 2.24 $28.20 $58,660
Texas 890 0.07 0.76 $28.08 $58,400
Hawaii 100 0.15 1.61 $27.68 $57,570





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.06 0.68 $25.98 $54,040
Kennewick-Richland, WA 340 2.86 30.56 $14.25 $29,650
Fresno, CA 300 0.78 8.38 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 0.17 1.84 $18.50 $38,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 200 0.02 0.23 $30.92 $64,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 0.89 $31.31 $65,130
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 2.07 $18.78 $39,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 1.23 $18.70 $38,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.55 $30.65 $63,750
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.66 7.06 $28.43 $59,140




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)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 340 2.86 30.56 $14.25 $29,650
Kankakee, IL 80 1.71 18.25 $18.03 $37,500
Yuma, AZ 70 1.14 12.20 $23.17 $48,190
Yakima, WA 90 1.00 10.69 $23.36 $48,580
Fresno, CA 300 0.78 8.38 (8) (8)
El Centro, CA 40 0.69 7.36 $20.88 $43,420
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.66 7.06 $28.43 $59,140
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.64 6.82 $23.17 $48,190
Harrisonburg, VA 30 0.53 5.65 $21.00 $43,680
Greeley, CO 50 0.51 5.39 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.21 $34.56 $71,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $33.48 $69,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 0.89 $31.31 $65,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 200 0.02 0.23 $30.92 $64,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.55 $30.65 $63,750
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $30.51 $63,460
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.29 $29.54 $61,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.30 $28.59 $59,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.06 0.69 $28.54 $59,370
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.66 7.06 $28.43 $59,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 0.76 8.16 $25.78 $53,610
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.07 11.42 $19.54 $40,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 5.00 $21.72 $45,180
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.12 11.95 $17.13 $35,630
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 4.99 $23.13 $48,120

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 14.69 $20.43 $42,500
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.12 11.95 $17.13 $35,630
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.07 11.42 $19.54 $40,630
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 10.18 $21.93 $45,620
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 8.65 $21.98 $45,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.47 $28.67 $59,630
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 5.96 $28.26 $58,780
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 2.30 $26.91 $55,970
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 0.76 8.16 $25.78 $53,610
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 6.06 $24.25 $50,430


About May 2019 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020