Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
13,960 2.1 % $21.60 $44,930 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.21 $15.80 $20.86 $25.43 $31.31
Annual Wage (2) $27,470 $32,860 $43,390 $52,890 $65,130


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 $20.02 $41,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,770 0.24 $23.09 $48,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 690 0.01 $28.05 $58,340
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.16 $17.27 $35,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 430 0.05 $22.62 $47,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 90 0.27 $21.12 $43,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,770 0.24 $23.09 $48,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,090 0.23 $20.02 $41,630
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.19 $21.18 $44,060
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.16 $17.27 $35,930

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 $29.52 $61,390
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $28.52 $59,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 (7) $28.07 $58,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 690 0.01 $28.05 $58,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,770 0.24 $23.09 $48,020


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 2,480 0.15 1.52 $22.66 $47,120
Georgia 640 0.15 1.51 $19.82 $41,220
Florida 600 0.07 0.72 $16.37 $34,060
Texas 520 0.04 0.45 $23.51 $48,900
Washington 440 0.14 1.42 $21.42 $44,550




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)
South Dakota 170 0.42 4.24 $18.07 $37,590
North Dakota 160 0.38 3.85 $18.32 $38,110
Nebraska 350 0.36 3.68 $21.26 $44,220
Idaho 240 0.35 3.58 $18.37 $38,200
Kansas 440 0.32 3.25 $21.49 $44,690




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 0.20 $36.04 $74,960
Vermont 30 0.10 1.04 $30.81 $64,070
New York 320 0.03 0.35 $29.61 $61,590
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.28 $27.20 $56,570
Illinois 430 0.07 0.74 $26.03 $54,140



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.11 1.14 $24.35 $50,640
Fresno, CA 330 0.89 9.13 $23.03 $47,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 1.26 $18.32 $38,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.20 $29.62 $61,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.13 1.33 $20.24 $42,100
Kennewick-Richland, WA 110 0.99 10.15 $13.80 $28,710
Topeka, KS 110 0.99 10.12 $15.89 $33,060
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.20 2.00 $27.50 $57,200
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 0.79 $23.10 $48,050
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 100 0.40 4.13 $21.27 $44,230


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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)
Grand Island, NE 60 1.44 14.65 $19.74 $41,050
Topeka, KS 110 0.99 10.12 $15.89 $33,060
Kennewick-Richland, WA 110 0.99 10.15 $13.80 $28,710
Idaho Falls, ID 60 0.91 9.30 $17.16 $35,680
Gainesville, GA 80 0.89 9.10 $22.81 $47,440
Fresno, CA 330 0.89 9.13 $23.03 $47,900
Yuma, AZ 50 0.84 8.58 $14.90 $30,980
Yakima, WA 70 0.75 7.68 $22.59 $46,990
Bismarck, ND 50 0.73 7.49 $18.47 $38,430
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.59 6.03 $22.25 $46,280


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.35 $39.13 $81,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.15 $33.31 $69,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.20 $29.62 $61,610
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.07 0.67 $29.57 $61,500
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $29.03 $60,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.51 $28.55 $59,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.47 $59,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 0.68 $27.65 $57,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.21 $27.61 $57,430
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.20 2.00 $27.50 $57,200

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.59 6.07 $22.18 $46,120
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 4.46 $21.61 $44,950
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 5.57 $22.01 $45,780
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.45 14.79 $19.29 $40,120
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 6.19 $12.64 $26,300

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 100 1.45 14.79 $19.29 $40,120
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.14 11.63 $17.94 $37,320
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.11 11.35 $21.25 $44,200
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 1.07 10.88 $17.49 $36,380
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.03 10.48 $17.87 $37,170

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 1.72 $27.16 $56,490
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 2.20 $26.75 $55,630
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.56 $55,240
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.15 $26.55 $55,210
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.02 $26.11 $54,320


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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