Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
13,560 1.7 % $20.36 $42,340 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.56 $15.25 $20.03 $24.24 $29.32
Annual Wage (2) $24,050 $31,730 $41,670 $50,430 $60,990


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,900 0.24 $22.43 $46,650
State Government (OES Designation) 4,630 0.20 $18.99 $39,510
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 870 0.18 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $24.03 $49,970
Support Activities for Crop Production 360 0.12 $16.89 $35,130

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 Animal Production 150 0.54 $18.82 $39,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,900 0.24 $22.43 $46,650
State Government (OES Designation) 4,630 0.20 $18.99 $39,510
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 60 0.19 (8) (8)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 870 0.18 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $24.43 $50,820
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.03 $24.36 $50,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $24.03 $49,970
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 190 0.03 $23.80 $49,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,900 0.24 $22.43 $46,650


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 1,640 0.12 1.10 $22.57 $46,950
Texas 910 0.09 0.84 $20.31 $42,250
Florida 670 0.09 0.88 $15.20 $31,610
Washington 600 0.22 2.09 $19.80 $41,190
Georgia 530 0.14 1.32 $18.88 $39,270




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)
Idaho 280 0.46 4.35 $15.41 $32,050
Nebraska 350 0.39 3.69 $21.68 $45,080
Arkansas 430 0.38 3.59 $19.05 $39,630
Iowa 470 0.32 3.04 $20.92 $43,520
Mississippi 320 0.30 2.79 $19.49 $40,530




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 $31.87 $66,290
New York 370 0.05 0.42 $29.46 $61,280
Michigan 160 0.04 0.39 $25.79 $53,640
Pennsylvania 380 0.07 0.65 $23.68 $49,260
Illinois 410 0.07 0.69 $23.35 $48,560

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)
Fresno, CA 280 0.90 8.48 $19.42 $40,390
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.33 3.07 $13.84 $28,790
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 160 0.13 1.23 $25.26 $52,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.55 $18.31 $38,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.22 $28.12 $58,480
San Antonio, TX 110 0.13 1.26 $18.32 $38,100
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 110 0.11 1.04 $22.34 $46,460
Baltimore-Towson, MD 100 0.08 0.77 $20.52 $42,690
Yakima, WA 100 1.28 11.98 $19.30 $40,140
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 100 0.52 4.85 $19.21 $39,960




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)
Wenatchee, WA 60 1.51 14.19 $22.01 $45,780
Idaho Falls, ID 60 1.29 12.12 $13.23 $27,530
Yakima, WA 100 1.28 11.98 $19.30 $40,140
Merced, CA 60 1.08 10.09 (8) (8)
Gainesville, GA 70 0.99 9.28 $20.61 $42,870
Fresno, CA 280 0.90 8.48 $19.42 $40,390
El Centro, CA 40 0.86 8.03 $21.14 $43,970
Lebanon, PA 30 0.69 6.43 $21.14 $43,980
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.65 6.07 $23.86 $49,630
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 0.53 4.95 $22.72 $47,260




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.33 $29.19 $60,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.22 $28.12 $58,480
Salinas, CA 70 0.47 4.38 $27.89 $58,010
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 1.76 $27.66 $57,530
Syracuse, NY 40 0.13 1.20 $27.63 $57,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.59 $57,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.50 $26.61 $55,340
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $26.17 $54,440
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 1.52 $25.40 $52,820
Holland-Grand Haven, MI (8) (8) (8) $25.32 $52,670

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 230 0.60 5.64 $19.55 $40,660
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 9.30 $18.78 $39,060
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 5.06 $21.09 $43,870
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 2.37 22.21 $10.67 $22,180
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.15 10.75 $21.61 $44,950

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)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 2.37 22.21 $10.67 $22,180
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.92 18.01 $11.87 $24,700
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.31 12.23 $20.54 $42,720
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.15 10.75 $21.61 $44,950
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 9.30 $18.78 $39,060

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.58 $55,300
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.97 $24.35 $50,650
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 7.90 $23.09 $48,030
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.21 $23.03 $47,910
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.66 $22.85 $47,530


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011