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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.


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)
36,630 3.0 % $14.37 $29,880 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.86 $13.38 $17.03 $21.01
Annual Wage (2) $18,930 $22,580 $27,830 $35,420 $43,700


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 Animal Production 13,160 42.43 $14.39 $29,920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 7,480 10.69 $12.94 $26,920
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,490 0.28 $16.31 $33,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 1,290 0.13 $16.00 $33,280
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,070 0.30 $14.24 $29,620

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 Animal Production 13,160 42.43 $14.39 $29,920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 7,480 10.69 $12.94 $26,920
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 580 0.98 $13.12 $27,290
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 120 0.37 $14.02 $29,150
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.37 $14.60 $30,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $24.12 $50,160
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.30 $21.26 $44,220
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 920 0.04 $19.03 $39,590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 70 0.02 $17.73 $36,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $17.26 $35,890


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)
Texas 5,940 0.48 1.92 $13.68 $28,450
California 2,410 0.14 0.56 $15.58 $32,410
Kentucky 1,820 0.96 3.85 $13.64 $28,370
Missouri 1,490 0.53 2.12 $14.09 $29,300
Pennsylvania 1,450 0.25 0.99 $13.39 $27,860




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)
Wyoming 340 1.26 5.05 $13.32 $27,700
Idaho 870 1.20 4.81 $14.60 $30,360
Nebraska 1,090 1.11 4.46 $15.66 $32,560
Montana 510 1.10 4.41 $14.19 $29,510
Kentucky 1,820 0.96 3.85 $13.64 $28,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 150 0.11 0.44 $17.72 $36,850
New York 370 0.04 0.16 $17.66 $36,730
Mississippi 470 0.41 1.65 $17.50 $36,390
Vermont 150 0.49 1.98 $16.68 $34,690
Washington 1,010 0.30 1.22 $16.64 $34,610





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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,250 4.59 18.39 $13.73 $28,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,060 0.29 1.16 $13.29 $27,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.19 0.75 $13.56 $28,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 0.71 $16.31 $33,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 500 0.47 1.87 $18.24 $37,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 410 0.07 0.26 $14.49 $30,140
Lancaster, PA 390 1.55 6.21 $14.21 $29,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 380 0.28 1.11 $14.56 $30,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.18 0.74 $15.79 $32,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.08 0.30 $14.67 $30,510




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)
Twin Falls, ID 320 6.93 27.78 $11.78 $24,490
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,250 4.59 18.39 $13.73 $28,560
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 260 3.04 12.19 $15.29 $31,800
Harrisonburg, VA 140 2.11 8.48 $13.75 $28,600
San Angelo, TX 100 2.05 8.24 $12.15 $25,270
Dothan, AL 120 2.02 8.09 $13.71 $28,530
Ocala, FL 210 1.98 7.95 $13.82 $28,740
Billings, MT 160 1.81 7.25 $15.15 $31,520
Lancaster, PA 390 1.55 6.21 $14.21 $29,550
Jefferson City, MO 110 1.52 6.08 $12.57 $26,150