Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
454,230 1.1 % $12.67 $26,360 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.02 $9.27 $10.46 $14.32 $19.93
Annual Wage (2) $18,770 $19,280 $21,760 $29,790 $41,460


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 253,850 76.74 $10.85 $22,570
Logging 32,990 63.60 $19.02 $39,570
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 20,940 6.42 $13.51 $28,100
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,300 51.87 $14.12 $29,370
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,870 17.07 $12.74 $26,500

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 253,850 76.74 $10.85 $22,570
Logging 32,990 63.60 $19.02 $39,570
Support Activities for Animal Production 15,300 51.87 $14.12 $29,370
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,870 17.07 $12.74 $26,500
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 12,400 7.91 $11.91 $24,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Land Subdivision 70 0.16 $22.17 $46,120
Oil and Gas Extraction 210 0.11 $21.21 $44,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,380 0.32 $20.84 $43,350
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 40 0.01 $20.67 $42,990
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $20.45 $42,550


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 208,710 13.47 4.09 $10.99 $22,850
Florida 22,440 2.83 0.86 $11.58 $24,080
Washington 19,170 6.42 1.95 $15.80 $32,860
Texas 17,960 1.55 0.47 $12.57 $26,150
Arizona 15,440 5.97 1.81 $10.03 $20,870



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 208,710 13.47 4.09 $10.99 $22,850
Oregon 15,150 8.73 2.65 $15.10 $31,400
Idaho 5,450 8.47 2.57 $14.26 $29,650
Washington 19,170 6.42 1.95 $15.80 $32,860
Arizona 15,440 5.97 1.81 $10.03 $20,870



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 610 1.87 0.57 $19.85 $41,280
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $18.88 $39,280
Louisiana 3,820 1.97 0.60 $17.65 $36,720
Maine 2,240 3.79 1.15 $16.53 $34,390
Nevada 520 0.42 0.13 $16.36 $34,030




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 39,410 133.52 40.54 $10.12 $21,040
Salinas, CA 30,000 185.65 56.36 $11.45 $23,820
Fresno, CA 26,560 77.96 23.67 $10.38 $21,590
Visalia-Porterville, CA 24,430 173.21 52.58 $10.55 $21,950
Yuma, AZ 10,250 166.77 50.63 $9.35 $19,440
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 9,510 52.47 15.93 $10.77 $22,390
Stockton-Lodi, CA 8,500 38.84 11.79 $10.80 $22,470
El Centro, CA 7,970 145.07 44.04 $9.84 $20,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,580 5.02 1.52 $10.86 $22,590
Modesto, CA 6,460 38.88 11.80 $11.14 $23,170