Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers ; Agricultural Inspectors ; Animal Breeders ; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products ; Agricultural Equipment Operators ; Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse ; Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals ; Agricultural Workers, All Other ; Fishers and Related Fishing Workers ; Forest and Conservation Workers ; Fallers ; Logging Equipment Operators ; Log Graders and Scalers ; Logging Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
463,640 1.2 % $13.37 $27,810 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.32 $10.01 $11.30 $14.87 $20.60
Annual Wage (2) $19,380 $20,810 $23,510 $30,930 $42,860


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 Crop Production 259,390 77.35 $11.75 $24,440
Logging 31,690 61.98 $20.02 $41,640
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 20,530 6.30 $13.72 $28,540
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,960 53.04 $14.33 $29,800
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,600 16.85 $13.44 $27,950

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 Crop Production 259,390 77.35 $11.75 $24,440
Logging 31,690 61.98 $20.02 $41,640
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,960 53.04 $14.33 $29,800
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,600 16.85 $13.44 $27,950
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,540 7.83 $12.49 $25,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 50 0.01 $21.59 $44,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $21.52 $44,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,360 0.31 $21.10 $43,890
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 370 0.37 $20.90 $43,460
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.07 $20.14 $41,890


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)
California 215,440 13.49 4.09 $11.96 $24,870
Florida 22,250 2.71 0.82 $12.12 $25,220
Texas 19,440 1.66 0.50 $12.75 $26,520
Washington 19,010 6.20 1.88 $15.94 $33,150
Arizona 14,390 5.42 1.64 $11.03 $22,940




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)
California 215,440 13.49 4.09 $11.96 $24,870
Idaho 6,450 9.72 2.94 $14.21 $29,550
Oregon 14,150 7.90 2.39 $16.05 $33,380
Washington 19,010 6.20 1.88 $15.94 $33,150
Arizona 14,390 5.42 1.64 $11.03 $22,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.72 0.52 $21.06 $43,800
District of Columbia 360 0.51 0.16 $20.11 $41,820
Louisiana 3,940 2.05 0.62 $18.56 $38,610
Rhode Island 130 0.27 0.08 $17.14 $35,650
Maine 1,850 3.11 0.94 $16.98 $35,320





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)
Bakersfield, CA 40,950 139.24 42.16 $11.02 $22,920
Salinas, CA 31,320 190.02 57.54 $12.46 $25,910
Fresno, CA 28,520 81.31 24.62 $11.15 $23,200
Visalia-Porterville, CA 24,680 168.99 51.17 $11.84 $24,620
Stockton-Lodi, CA 9,880 43.36 13.13 $11.79 $24,520
Yuma, AZ 9,010 148.61 45.00 $10.13 $21,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,560 5.55 1.68 $11.70 $24,340
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 7,530 41.30 12.51 $11.78 $24,510
El Centro, CA 6,400 118.67 35.94 $11.21 $23,320
Modesto, CA 6,360 36.89 11.17 $11.98 $24,930