Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.


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)
13,240 1.4 % $22.10 $45,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.43 $16.25 $21.22 $25.86 $32.40
Annual Wage (2) $27,930 $33,810 $44,140 $53,780 $67,400


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)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,090 0.23 $20.37 $42,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,390 0.22 $24.01 $49,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $30.35 $63,120
Support Activities for Crop Production 710 0.20 $17.08 $35,530
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 470 0.09 $15.87 $33,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 160 0.26 $26.03 $54,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,090 0.23 $20.37 $42,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,390 0.22 $24.01 $49,930
Support Activities for Crop Production 710 0.20 $17.08 $35,530
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.12 $22.15 $46,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $31.25 $65,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $30.35 $63,120
Animal Food Manufacturing 40 0.06 $26.22 $54,540
Grain and Oilseed Milling 160 0.26 $26.03 $54,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,390 0.22 $24.01 $49,930


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 1,930 0.11 1.24 $24.01 $49,950
Georgia 620 0.14 1.55 $20.03 $41,670
Florida 590 0.07 0.75 $17.48 $36,350
Texas 550 0.05 0.50 $23.96 $49,840
Washington 470 0.14 1.58 $22.46 $46,720




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)
Nebraska 420 0.43 4.65 $20.74 $43,140
Wyoming 100 0.39 4.23 $14.70 $30,570
Kansas 470 0.34 3.72 $21.51 $44,750
Delaware 150 0.33 3.56 $21.70 $45,130
Mississippi 320 0.28 3.07 $18.95 $39,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.21 $35.17 $73,150
New York 300 0.03 0.35 $30.45 $63,330
New Jersey 100 0.02 0.27 $28.65 $59,590
Vermont 60 0.18 2.02 $28.35 $58,960
Illinois 370 0.06 0.68 $26.94 $56,050





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.77 $25.85 $53,770
Fresno, CA 310 0.83 9.10 $23.59 $49,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 210 0.02 0.24 $30.37 $63,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.04 0.47 $28.50 $59,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 1.34 $19.78 $41,140
Topeka, KS 140 1.26 13.83 $16.18 $33,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 130 0.05 0.53 $21.39 $44,490
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 120 0.06 0.68 $20.73 $43,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 1.33 $17.73 $36,880
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.73 7.94 $28.26 $58,780




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)
Grand Island, NE 50 1.29 14.09 $19.42 $40,400
Topeka, KS 140 1.26 13.83 $16.18 $33,650
Yuma, AZ 70 1.13 12.33 $15.21 $31,630
Kennewick-Richland, WA 110 0.95 10.36 $14.20 $29,530
Yakima, WA 90 0.93 10.22 $22.31 $46,410
Bismarck, ND 60 0.88 9.61 $18.70 $38,900
Fresno, CA 310 0.83 9.10 $23.59 $49,070
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.73 7.94 $28.26 $58,780
Gainesville, GA 60 0.66 7.23 $22.99 $47,810
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.64 7.00 $23.70 $49,300




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.25 $33.38 $69,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.20 $31.92 $66,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 0.63 $31.58 $65,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 210 0.02 0.24 $30.37 $63,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.54 $29.78 $61,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.04 0.47 $28.50 $59,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.34 $28.48 $59,230
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.73 7.94 $28.26 $58,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.22 $27.61 $57,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.09 1.01 $27.21 $56,600

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.66 7.17 $24.01 $49,930
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 5.56 $21.83 $45,400
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.05 11.45 $19.51 $40,580
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 5.54 $22.78 $47,370
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 4.11 $21.88 $45,510

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.36 14.83 $20.30 $42,220
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.05 11.45 $19.51 $40,580
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.97 10.61 $22.10 $45,960
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 8.10 $22.35 $46,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.66 7.17 $24.01 $49,930

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 2.38 $28.56 $59,390
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 6.46 $27.29 $56,770
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.19 2.04 $24.93 $51,860
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.07 $24.70 $51,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.66 7.17 $24.01 $49,930


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.

(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