Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,020 5.7 % $25.33 $52,700 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.00 $17.84 $23.96 $31.37 $39.12
Annual Wage (2) $27,050 $37,110 $49,840 $65,250 $81,360


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 5,800 0.19 $26.74 $55,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $16.90 $35,150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.03 $24.68 $51,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.64 $53,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 80 0.00 $22.70 $47,220

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 5,800 0.19 $26.74 $55,630
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.03 $24.68 $51,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $16.90 $35,150
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $18.59 $38,660
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.64 $53,330

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 50 0.01 $32.45 $67,500
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 50 0.01 $29.78 $61,940
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $29.68 $61,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,800 0.19 $26.74 $55,630
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.64 $53,330


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)
Kentucky 1,090 0.58 10.41 $23.83 $49,570
Indiana 550 0.18 3.26 $21.99 $45,730
Michigan 520 0.12 2.16 $23.96 $49,840
Nebraska 470 0.48 8.74 $34.01 $70,730
Alabama 350 0.18 3.26 $27.31 $56,800




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)
Kentucky 1,090 0.58 10.41 $23.83 $49,570
Wyoming 150 0.56 10.03 $26.90 $55,960
Nebraska 470 0.48 8.74 $34.01 $70,730
North Dakota 190 0.45 8.13 (8) (8)
Mississippi 320 0.28 5.08 $23.73 $49,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 80 0.02 0.34 $38.14 $79,330
Oregon 250 0.13 2.38 $34.20 $71,140
Nebraska 470 0.48 8.74 $34.01 $70,730
Maryland 240 0.09 1.60 $31.73 $66,000
Iowa 260 0.17 3.08 $31.30 $65,110





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 670 2.45 44.24 $23.75 $49,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 0.08 1.42 $31.17 $64,830
Fargo, ND-MN 160 1.17 21.18 $25.91 $53,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.21 $32.88 $68,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.11 1.96 $19.88 $41,350
Huntsville, AL 50 0.24 4.36 $26.11 $54,320
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.31 5.59 $22.68 $47,170
Manhattan, KS 50 1.25 22.50 $28.42 $59,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.29 $31.76 $66,070
Boise City, ID 30 0.09 1.70 $27.56 $57,330




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 670 2.45 44.24 $23.75 $49,400
Manhattan, KS 50 1.25 22.50 $28.42 $59,100
Fargo, ND-MN 160 1.17 21.18 $25.91 $53,900
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.31 5.59 $22.68 $47,170
Huntsville, AL 50 0.24 4.36 $26.11 $54,320
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.11 1.96 $19.88 $41,350
Boise City, ID 30 0.09 1.70 $27.56 $57,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 0.08 1.42 $31.17 $64,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.29 $31.76 $66,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.21 $32.88 $68,390




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) $42.02 $87,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.21 $32.88 $68,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.29 $31.76 $66,070
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $31.53 $65,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 0.08 1.42 $31.17 $64,830
Manhattan, KS 50 1.25 22.50 $28.42 $59,100
Boise City, ID 30 0.09 1.70 $27.56 $57,330
Huntsville, AL 50 0.24 4.36 $26.11 $54,320
Fargo, ND-MN 160 1.17 21.18 $25.91 $53,900
Lexington-Fayette, KY 670 2.45 44.24 $23.75 $49,400

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 270 1.16 21.00 $24.61 $51,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.32 5.82 $26.97 $56,110
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 14.38 $26.59 $55,300
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 7.48 $27.90 $58,040
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 11.47 $25.47 $52,970

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.16 21.00 $24.61 $51,180
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 14.38 $26.59 $55,300
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 11.47 $25.47 $52,970
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 7.92 $21.23 $44,170
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 7.48 $27.90 $58,040

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)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 7.48 $27.90 $58,040
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 5.69 $27.89 $58,010
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.32 5.82 $26.97 $56,110
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 14.38 $26.59 $55,300
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 11.47 $25.47 $52,970


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019