Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other

All agricultural workers not listed separately.


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)
5,210 6.5 % $17.27 $35,910 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.46 $14.71 $20.57 $27.97
Annual Wage (2) $19,850 $23,840 $30,600 $42,790 $58,180


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 830 1.14 $16.55 $34,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $21.25 $44,200
Employment Services 370 0.01 $14.92 $31,030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $16.47 $34,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 230 0.04 $15.22 $31,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 830 1.14 $16.55 $34,430
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.42 $19.83 $41,250
Support Activities for Animal Production 70 0.24 $12.86 $26,750
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 70 0.08 $23.84 $49,580
Support Activities for Crop Production 170 0.05 $16.70 $34,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 70 0.08 $23.84 $49,580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $21.25 $44,200
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.42 $19.83 $41,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $19.55 $40,660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 120 0.01 $19.53 $40,620


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 1,420 0.08 2.32 $19.07 $39,670
Iowa 440 0.28 7.78 $15.56 $32,360
Louisiana 380 0.20 5.45 $24.13 $50,200
Alabama 340 0.18 4.81 $13.90 $28,910
Florida 230 0.03 0.74 $11.60 $24,130




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)
Iowa 440 0.28 7.78 $15.56 $32,360
Hawaii 140 0.22 5.96 $19.17 $39,870
Louisiana 380 0.20 5.45 $24.13 $50,200
Idaho 140 0.20 5.52 $14.77 $30,710
Alabama 340 0.18 4.81 $13.90 $28,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 380 0.20 5.45 $24.13 $50,200
Minnesota 40 0.01 0.40 $23.52 $48,920
Nevada 50 0.03 0.94 $19.27 $40,080
Hawaii 140 0.22 5.96 $19.17 $39,870
California 1,420 0.08 2.32 $19.07 $39,670



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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)
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.37 10.10 $15.93 $33,140
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.28 7.68 $19.45 $40,450
Fresno, CA 90 0.25 6.86 $12.84 $26,720
Montgomery, AL 90 0.52 14.27 $13.54 $28,160
Chico, CA 80 0.99 27.00 $23.69 $49,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.80 $21.08 $43,840
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 2.66 $17.11 $35,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.03 0.82 $19.91 $41,410
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.34 9.17 $14.77 $30,720
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.21 5.67 (8) (8)


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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)
Chico, CA 80 0.99 27.00 $23.69 $49,280
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 40 0.84 23.10 $15.55 $32,340
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.61 16.62 $11.85 $24,640
Montgomery, AL 90 0.52 14.27 $13.54 $28,160
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.37 10.10 $15.93 $33,140
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.34 9.17 $14.77 $30,720
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.28 7.68 $19.45 $40,450
Fresno, CA 90 0.25 6.86 $12.84 $26,720
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.21 5.67 (8) (8)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 2.66 $17.11 $35,590


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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)
Chico, CA 80 0.99 27.00 $23.69 $49,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.80 $21.08 $43,840
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.03 0.82 $19.91 $41,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.28 7.68 $19.45 $40,450
Merced, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.32 $36,030
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 2.66 $17.11 $35,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.66 $34,640
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.37 10.10 $15.93 $33,140

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.55 42.41 $14.34 $29,830
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 4.79 $16.66 $34,650
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 14.63 $14.72 $30,610

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)
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.55 42.41 $14.34 $29,830
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 14.63 $14.72 $30,610
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 4.79 $16.66 $34,650

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.03 $39,570
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,190
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 4.79 $16.66 $34,650
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.19 $33,670
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.03 $33,350


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