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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. Excludes "Agricultural Inspectors" (45-2011).


National estimates for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
Industry profile for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
Geographic profile for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

National estimates for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,640 4.2 % $ 14.24 $ 29,620 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.78 $ 12.10 $ 13.57 $ 14.96 $ 17.33
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,340 $ 25,170 $ 28,220 $ 31,120 $ 36,040


Industry profile for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 10,080 2.88 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 7,730 1.45 $ 13.78 $ 28,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 2,950 0.31 $ 13.57 $ 28,220
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,660 1.01 $ 13.59 $ 28,270
Other Food Manufacturing 1,140 0.50 $ 13.28 $ 27,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 10,080 2.88 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 7,730 1.45 $ 13.78 $ 28,670
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,660 1.01 $ 13.59 $ 28,270
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 640 0.93 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
Other Food Manufacturing 1,140 0.50 $ 13.28 $ 27,620

Top paying industries for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 60 0.04 $ 17.64 $ 36,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $ 17.50 $ 36,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $ 17.41 $ 36,220
Warehousing and Storage 230 0.02 $ 16.72 $ 34,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 16.20 $ 33,710


Geographic profile for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,060 0.37 1.79 $ 14.35 $ 29,840
Texas 3,160 0.26 1.27 $ 13.25 $ 27,570
Georgia 2,240 0.52 2.52 $ 12.32 $ 25,630
Washington 2,160 0.68 3.28 $ 14.74 $ 30,660
Oregon 1,460 0.81 3.91 $ 13.47 $ 28,010




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 890 1.23 5.98 $ 11.70 $ 24,340
Arkansas 1,310 1.11 5.41 $ 13.79 $ 28,690
South Dakota 330 0.81 3.93 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
Oregon 1,460 0.81 3.91 $ 13.47 $ 28,010
Washington 2,160 0.68 3.28 $ 14.74 $ 30,660




Top paying states for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 180 0.44 2.16 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Louisiana 260 0.14 0.69 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Maine 40 0.06 0.30 $ 16.39 $ 34,080
Iowa 140 0.09 0.45 $ 16.23 $ 33,760
Kansas 100 0.07 0.35 $ 16.16 $ 33,610





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yakima, WA 1,200 13.31 64.63 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Bakersfield, CA 780 2.57 12.46 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 780 0.26 1.27 $ 14.13 $ 29,400
Stockton-Lodi, CA 710 2.84 13.82 $ 13.92 $ 28,960
Merced, CA 580 8.16 39.64 $ 13.66 $ 28,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 560 0.21 1.04 $ 11.77 $ 24,470
Salinas, CA 540 3.17 15.40 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.44 $ 15.17 $ 31,560
Wenatchee, WA 520 11.44 55.55 $ 14.59 $ 30,340
Fresno, CA 460 1.22 5.95 $ 14.59 $ 30,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yakima, WA 1,200 13.31 64.63 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Wenatchee, WA 520 11.44 55.55 $ 14.59 $ 30,340
Merced, CA 580 8.16 39.64 $ 13.66 $ 28,420
Gainesville, GA 410 4.59 22.32 $ 12.90 $ 26,840
Madera, CA 180 4.00 19.44 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Salinas, CA 540 3.17 15.40 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Stockton-Lodi, CA 710 2.84 13.82 $ 13.92 $ 28,960
Visalia-Porterville, CA 410 2.75 13.35 $ 13.56 $ 28,200
Bakersfield, CA 780 2.57 12.46 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Twin Falls, ID 100 2.26 11.00 $ 14.98 $ 31,170




Top paying metropolitan areas for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 30 0.69 3.36 $ 19.83 $ 41,250
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 80 0.16 0.75 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Gettysburg, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.85 $ 32,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.25 1.24 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.15 $ 15.45 $ 32,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.44 $ 15.17 $ 31,560
Salisbury, MD-DE 180 1.24 6.02 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
Twin Falls, ID 100 2.26 11.00 $ 14.98 $ 31,170
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.07 0.35 $ 14.98 $ 31,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 520 7.59 36.86 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 520 6.16 29.91 $ 10.22 $ 21,270
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 520 7.85 38.15 $ 13.00 $ 27,030
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.54 7.47 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 3.68 17.88 $ 10.41 $ 21,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 520 7.85 38.15 $ 13.00 $ 27,030
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 520 7.59 36.86 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 520 6.16 29.91 $ 10.22 $ 21,270
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 3.76 18.29 $ 13.14 $ 27,330
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 3.68 17.88 $ 10.41 $ 21,660

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 0.88 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.40 11.66 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 1.26 6.10 $ 15.41 $ 32,050
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 160 2.77 13.46 $ 14.96 $ 31,130
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 1.78 8.67 $ 14.87 $ 30,930


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.

(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 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