Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.


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)
8,620 3.8 % $25.07 $52,150 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.90 $17.65 $23.79 $31.07 $38.90
Annual Wage (2) $24,760 $36,710 $49,490 $64,620 $80,900


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.19 $26.68 $55,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,110 0.02 $17.54 $36,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 750 0.06 $24.36 $50,680
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $24.95 $51,890
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.05 $26.40 $54,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.19 $26.68 $55,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 750 0.06 $24.36 $50,680
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.05 $26.40 $54,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,110 0.02 $17.54 $36,490
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $30.17 $62,740

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 70 0.02 $30.17 $62,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.19 $26.68 $55,490
Other Schools and Instruction 230 0.05 $26.40 $54,910
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $25.71 $53,480
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $24.95 $51,890


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)
Florida 600 0.07 1.18 $21.47 $44,650
Kentucky 570 0.31 4.98 $22.51 $46,810
Indiana 550 0.18 3.01 $20.74 $43,150
Texas 450 0.04 0.63 $16.48 $34,280
Nebraska 420 0.43 7.01 $36.87 $76,690




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 160 0.57 9.37 $25.31 $52,650
North Dakota 210 0.49 8.06 $28.34 $58,950
West Virginia 310 0.44 7.13 $27.24 $56,660
Nebraska 420 0.43 7.01 $36.87 $76,690
Mississippi 360 0.32 5.24 $23.15 $48,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 30 0.02 0.39 $42.17 $87,720
Nebraska 420 0.43 7.01 $36.87 $76,690
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.47 $34.29 $71,330
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.43 $32.86 $68,360
Oklahoma 50 0.03 0.51 $29.99 $62,390





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.09 $31.43 $65,370
Raleigh, NC 160 0.26 4.27 $26.82 $55,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.20 $26.10 $54,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.25 $34.19 $71,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.10 1.66 $19.10 $39,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.49 $21.29 $44,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 0.80 $24.51 $50,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.05 0.85 $17.65 $36,700
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.09 1.42 $23.80 $49,510
Roanoke, VA 50 0.34 5.46 $19.66 $40,900




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)
Roanoke, VA 50 0.34 5.46 $19.66 $40,900
Raleigh, NC 160 0.26 4.27 $26.82 $55,780
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.25 4.10 $19.88 $41,340
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 30 0.19 3.15 $24.56 $51,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.20 $26.10 $54,280
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 1.98 $30.26 $62,940
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.10 1.66 $19.10 $39,730
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.09 1.42 $23.80 $49,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.09 $31.43 $65,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.06 0.90 $17.12 $35,610




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $42.97 $89,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.25 $34.19 $71,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.09 $31.43 $65,370
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 1.98 $30.26 $62,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 0.54 $28.02 $58,280
Raleigh, NC 160 0.26 4.27 $26.82 $55,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.20 $26.10 $54,280
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 30 0.19 3.15 $24.56 $51,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 0.80 $24.51 $50,990

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 280 1.23 19.97 $25.34 $52,710
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 15.88 $21.49 $44,700
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 8.27 $27.48 $57,160
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 1.62 26.38 $21.25 $44,190
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.81 13.18 $27.73 $57,680

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)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 1.62 26.38 $21.25 $44,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 280 1.23 19.97 $25.34 $52,710
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 15.88 $21.49 $44,700
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 14.52 $22.10 $45,970
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.81 13.18 $27.73 $57,680

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)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $46.56 $96,830
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 5.00 $31.84 $66,230
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.81 13.18 $27.73 $57,680
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 8.27 $27.48 $57,160
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.00 $56,160


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017