Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
408,040 0.9 % $11.70 $24,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $8.63 $9.44 $13.05 $18.50
Annual Wage (2) $16,930 $17,960 $19,630 $27,140 $38,480


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 215,710 73.77 $9.79 $20,360
Logging 29,640 60.41 $17.40 $36,180
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 19,390 5.85 $11.92 $24,800
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,220 56.53 $12.74 $26,510
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 13,280 17.48 $11.45 $23,810

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 215,710 73.77 $9.79 $20,360
Logging 29,640 60.41 $17.40 $36,180
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,220 56.53 $12.74 $26,510
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 13,280 17.48 $11.45 $23,810
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 13,130 9.54 $11.15 $23,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.05 $21.84 $45,430
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 590 0.54 $21.31 $44,330
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $20.51 $42,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,820 0.34 $20.43 $42,490
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 60 0.02 $19.45 $40,450


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 177,300 12.66 3.94 $10.08 $20,960
Florida 33,380 4.70 1.46 $10.23 $21,270
Texas 16,160 1.60 0.50 $11.48 $23,890
Washington 14,720 5.46 1.70 $14.57 $30,300
Arizona 12,440 5.26 1.64 $9.52 $19,790




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 177,300 12.66 3.94 $10.08 $20,960
Idaho 5,170 8.70 2.71 $13.82 $28,750
Oregon 10,680 6.80 2.12 $14.60 $30,370
Washington 14,720 5.46 1.70 $14.57 $30,300
Arkansas 5,980 5.26 1.64 $13.26 $27,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 600 0.54 0.17 $16.78 $34,900
Hawaii 920 1.61 0.50 $15.95 $33,180
Connecticut 590 0.37 0.12 $15.81 $32,870
Illinois 5,170 0.94 0.29 $15.41 $32,050
New York 4,500 0.54 0.17 $15.32 $31,860

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)
Salinas, CA 26,820 174.46 54.34 $9.96 $20,710
Fresno, CA 26,270 84.19 26.23 $9.20 $19,140
Visalia-Porterville, CA 22,550 172.92 53.86 $9.78 $20,330
Bakersfield, CA 22,480 89.86 27.99 $9.33 $19,410
Yuma, AZ 7,380 132.51 41.27 $9.08 $18,890
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 6,960 24.47 7.62 $9.94 $20,680
Stockton, CA 6,620 33.38 10.40 $9.34 $19,420
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 6,530 39.61 12.34 $9.84 $20,470
El Centro, CA 5,970 118.76 36.99 $9.62 $20,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5,840 5.12 1.59 $10.29 $21,400




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)
Salinas, CA 26,820 174.46 54.34 $9.96 $20,710
Visalia-Porterville, CA 22,550 172.92 53.86 $9.78 $20,330
Madera, CA 5,310 144.81 45.11 $9.15 $19,020
Yuma, AZ 7,380 132.51 41.27 $9.08 $18,890
El Centro, CA 5,970 118.76 36.99 $9.62 $20,000
Bakersfield, CA 22,480 89.86 27.99 $9.33 $19,410
Fresno, CA 26,270 84.19 26.23 $9.20 $19,140
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 2,970 77.97 24.29 $9.43 $19,610
Merced, CA 3,200 56.06 17.46 $9.96 $20,710
Napa, CA 2,720 44.65 13.91 $12.53 $26,070




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)
Longview, WA 610 18.14 5.65 $24.07 $50,070
Danville, IL 50 1.98 0.62 $22.92 $47,670
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 90 1.02 0.32 $22.27 $46,310
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.37 $42,380
Olympia, WA 320 3.40 1.06 $20.16 $41,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.83 0.26 $19.92 $41,440
Champaign-Urbana, IL 330 3.36 1.05 $19.76 $41,110
Lewiston, ID-WA 280 11.90 3.71 $19.38 $40,300
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.37 0.12 $19.22 $39,980