Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,450 5.6 % $25.11 $52,220 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $17.44 $23.80 $31.43 $38.78
Annual Wage (2) $25,750 $36,280 $49,510 $65,370 $80,660


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 5,940 0.20 $26.22 $54,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,100 0.02 $18.04 $37,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 570 0.04 $25.02 $52,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $26.82 $55,790
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.04 $27.97 $58,180

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 5,940 0.20 $26.22 $54,530
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.04 $27.97 $58,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 570 0.04 $25.02 $52,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,100 0.02 $18.04 $37,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $28.53 $59,340

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 $28.53 $59,340
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.04 $27.97 $58,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $26.82 $55,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,940 0.20 $26.22 $54,530
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $25.92 $53,920


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 1,150 0.61 10.36 $23.32 $48,510
Indiana 550 0.18 3.09 $21.66 $45,060
Nebraska 430 0.44 7.48 $34.65 $72,060
Texas 420 0.04 0.59 $15.87 $33,010
Virginia 370 0.10 1.65 $25.21 $52,440




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 170 0.63 10.56 $26.34 $54,790
Kentucky 1,150 0.61 10.36 $23.32 $48,510
Nebraska 430 0.44 7.48 $34.65 $72,060
North Dakota 170 0.42 7.01 (8) (8)
West Virginia 270 0.39 6.54 $27.53 $57,270




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 0.33 $37.87 $78,760
Minnesota 70 0.02 0.42 $35.67 $74,190
Nebraska 430 0.44 7.48 $34.65 $72,060
Oregon 340 0.19 3.17 $30.66 $63,770
Iowa 180 0.12 1.99 $29.50 $61,350



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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 710 2.61 43.97 $23.25 $48,360
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 220 0.44 7.48 $40.79 $84,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.07 1.24 $32.77 $68,170
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 170 0.50 8.44 $26.70 $55,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.88 $19.34 $40,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.45 $28.38 $59,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 0.57 $21.58 $44,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.01 0.22 $37.29 $77,570
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 0.89 $26.49 $55,100
Huntsville, AL 50 0.23 3.85 $25.75 $53,550


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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 710 2.61 43.97 $23.25 $48,360
Manhattan, KS 50 1.31 22.13 $27.67 $57,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 170 0.50 8.44 $26.70 $55,530
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 220 0.44 7.48 $40.79 $84,850
Eugene, OR 40 0.28 4.65 $25.76 $53,570
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.23 3.96 $21.61 $44,950
Huntsville, AL 50 0.23 3.85 $25.75 $53,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.88 $19.34 $40,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.45 $28.38 $59,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.07 1.24 $32.77 $68,170


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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 220 0.44 7.48 $40.79 $84,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.01 0.22 $37.29 $77,570
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $33.90 $70,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.07 1.24 $32.77 $68,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.45 $28.38 $59,030
Manhattan, KS 50 1.31 22.13 $27.67 $57,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 170 0.50 8.44 $26.70 $55,530
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 0.89 $26.49 $55,100
Eugene, OR 40 0.28 4.65 $25.76 $53,570
Huntsville, AL 50 0.23 3.85 $25.75 $53,550

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 230 1.01 17.05 $26.19 $54,470
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.15 19.43 $22.51 $46,820
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 5.89 $21.66 $45,050
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 6.92 $24.12 $50,180
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.66 $10.87 $22,610

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.15 19.43 $22.51 $46,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.01 17.05 $26.19 $54,470
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 6.92 $24.12 $50,180
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 5.89 $21.66 $45,050
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.66 $10.87 $22,610

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) $47.95 $99,740
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.15 $56,470
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.01 17.05 $26.19 $54,470
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 6.92 $24.12 $50,180
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.15 19.43 $22.51 $46,820


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018