Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.


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)
8,760 2.8 % $24.91 $51,820 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.53 $17.65 $23.65 $30.55 $38.58
Annual Wage (2) $26,050 $36,710 $49,190 $63,540 $80,240


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,650 0.19 $26.87 $55,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $16.65 $34,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 730 0.06 $24.31 $50,570
State Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.35 $52,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $25.56 $53,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,650 0.19 $26.87 $55,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 730 0.06 $24.31 $50,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $16.65 $34,640
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $19.21 $39,950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.02 $30.61 $63,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.02 $30.61 $63,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,650 0.19 $26.87 $55,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $25.56 $53,170
State Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.35 $52,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 730 0.06 $24.31 $50,570


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)
Florida 570 0.07 1.14 $21.82 $45,380
Kentucky 560 0.31 4.82 $22.15 $46,080
Michigan 460 0.11 1.74 $22.56 $46,920
Oregon 410 0.24 3.74 $29.01 $60,350
Texas 410 0.04 0.56 $15.79 $32,830



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)
North Dakota 210 0.47 7.43 $27.92 $58,070
West Virginia 260 0.37 5.89 $27.15 $56,470
Wyoming 100 0.36 5.72 $26.57 $55,260
Nebraska 330 0.35 5.48 $39.72 $82,610
South Dakota 140 0.33 5.18 $21.81 $45,360



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 30 0.03 0.42 $40.79 $84,840
Nebraska 330 0.35 5.48 $39.72 $82,610
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.46 $33.87 $70,450
Hawaii 50 0.08 1.24 $32.94 $68,510
Minnesota 120 0.04 0.70 $31.13 $64,750




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 550 2.09 32.84 $22.15 $46,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.05 $30.87 $64,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 2.32 $26.12 $54,330
Raleigh, NC 150 0.27 4.25 $26.50 $55,120
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.26 4.08 $41.40 $86,120
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.28 $33.20 $69,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.65 $26.27 $54,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.41 $21.47 $44,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.07 1.13 $18.07 $37,580
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.05 0.82 $17.44 $36,270



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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 550 2.09 32.84 $22.15 $46,070
Pine Bluff, AR 50 1.59 24.98 $20.60 $42,840
Raleigh, NC 150 0.27 4.25 $26.50 $55,120
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.26 4.08 $41.40 $86,120
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 3.67 $20.73 $43,110
Roanoke, VA 30 0.22 3.52 $17.29 $35,960
Tucson, AZ 50 0.15 2.43 $27.50 $57,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 2.32 $26.12 $54,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 1.82 $30.45 $63,330
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 1.51 $18.55 $38,590



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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.26 4.08 $41.40 $86,120
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.28 $33.20 $69,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.05 $30.87 $64,210
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 1.82 $30.45 $63,330
Tucson, AZ 50 0.15 2.43 $27.50 $57,200
Raleigh, NC 150 0.27 4.25 $26.50 $55,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.65 $26.27 $54,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 2.32 $26.12 $54,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 0.73 $24.19 $50,310
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $23.68 $49,250

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.17 18.46 $25.54 $53,130
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.02 16.05 $21.82 $45,380
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 8.10 $18.21 $37,880
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 1.74 27.42 $21.89 $45,520
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 7.93 $24.42 $50,800

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 50 1.74 27.42 $21.89 $45,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.17 18.46 $25.54 $53,130
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.02 16.05 $21.82 $45,380
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 8.10 $18.21 $37,880
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 8.04 $26.48 $55,070

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 8.04 $26.48 $55,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.17 18.46 $25.54 $53,130
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.96 $51,910
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 7.93 $24.42 $50,800
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 5.14 $23.90 $49,710


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016