Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities. Excludes "First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers" (45-1011).


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)
4,300 5.9 % $34.89 $72,570 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.43 $22.52 $32.72 $43.11 $58.50
Annual Wage (2) $34,170 $46,830 $68,050 $89,660 $121,690


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 2,090 0.63 $35.41 $73,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 460 0.02 $40.48 $84,210
Support Activities for Animal Production 290 1.02 $32.69 $67,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 200 0.01 $28.76 $59,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 0.00 $35.48 $73,790

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 290 1.02 $32.69 $67,980
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,090 0.63 $35.41 $73,650
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.16 $34.90 $72,600
Animal Food Manufacturing 90 0.16 $30.88 $64,220
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.04 $36.18 $75,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 80 0.04 $48.58 $101,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 460 0.02 $40.48 $84,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $38.72 $80,540
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.04 $36.18 $75,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 (7) $35.48 $73,790


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 1,070 0.07 2.22 $40.89 $85,060
Texas 280 0.02 0.79 $32.29 $67,170
Oregon 280 0.17 5.20 $29.36 $61,060
Iowa 230 0.15 4.67 $35.45 $73,750
Illinois 200 0.04 1.11 $33.44 $69,550



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)
Idaho 110 0.18 5.56 $32.78 $68,180
Oregon 280 0.17 5.20 $29.36 $61,060
Iowa 230 0.15 4.67 $35.45 $73,750
Nebraska 100 0.11 3.47 (8) (8)
New Mexico 60 0.07 2.28 $23.21 $48,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,070 0.07 2.22 $40.89 $85,060
Florida 180 0.02 0.75 $40.61 $84,470
Arkansas 70 0.06 1.95 $38.82 $80,750
Minnesota 40 0.01 0.42 $37.54 $78,090
Wisconsin 40 0.01 0.43 $35.74 $74,340




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 180 0.55 17.33 $33.07 $68,790
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.45 14.14 $49.85 $103,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 3.42 $26.99 $56,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.83 $29.88 $62,160
Yuma, AZ 90 1.51 47.59 $29.44 $61,230
Salinas, CA 70 0.45 14.29 $42.68 $88,770
Napa, CA 70 0.99 31.16 $45.93 $95,540
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.22 6.99 $31.25 $65,000
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.35 10.92 $33.16 $68,970
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.40 $21.14 $43,980



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)
Yuma, AZ 90 1.51 47.59 $29.44 $61,230
Napa, CA 70 0.99 31.16 $45.93 $95,540
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.72 22.60 $49.16 $102,240
Fresno, CA 180 0.55 17.33 $33.07 $68,790
Yakima, WA 40 0.45 14.09 $35.61 $74,070
Salinas, CA 70 0.45 14.29 $42.68 $88,770
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.45 14.14 $49.85 $103,680
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.35 10.92 $33.16 $68,970
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.22 6.99 $31.25 $65,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.20 6.42 $37.59 $78,190



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)
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.45 14.14 $49.85 $103,680
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.72 22.60 $49.16 $102,240
Napa, CA 70 0.99 31.16 $45.93 $95,540
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 30 0.19 5.84 $45.65 $94,960
Salinas, CA 70 0.45 14.29 $42.68 $88,770
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.20 6.42 $37.59 $78,190
Boise City-Nampa, ID 40 0.16 4.98 $35.93 $74,740
Yakima, WA 40 0.45 14.09 $35.61 $74,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.68 $72,120
Merced, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.67 $72,120

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 16.51 (8) (8)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 16.95 $38.04 $79,130
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 15.70 $28.57 $59,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 4.42 $29.43 $61,210

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 16.95 $38.04 $79,130
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 16.51 (8) (8)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 15.70 $28.57 $59,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 4.42 $29.43 $61,210

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 16.95 $38.04 $79,130
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.24 $77,460
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 4.42 $29.43 $61,210
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 15.70 $28.57 $59,420


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015