Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
13,800 2.2 % $20.97 $43,630 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.17 $15.84 $20.72 $24.49 $30.28
Annual Wage (2) $25,320 $32,940 $43,090 $50,930 $62,970


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) 4,700 0.24 $22.73 $47,280
State Government (OES Designation) 4,470 0.20 $19.47 $40,500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 770 0.16 $16.75 $34,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 760 0.01 $25.51 $53,070
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.05 $21.84 $45,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,700 0.24 $22.73 $47,280
State Government (OES Designation) 4,470 0.20 $19.47 $40,500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 770 0.16 $16.75 $34,840
Animal Food Manufacturing 60 0.11 $23.42 $48,710
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.07 $23.73 $49,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 60 0.03 $27.39 $56,980
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 70 0.01 $25.82 $53,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 760 0.01 $25.51 $53,070
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.07 $23.73 $49,360
Animal Food Manufacturing 60 0.11 $23.42 $48,710


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 1,830 0.12 1.19 $23.26 $48,380
Virginia 890 0.24 2.40 $17.70 $36,820
Florida 600 0.08 0.77 $14.74 $30,660
Texas 580 0.05 0.50 $23.24 $48,350
North Carolina 570 0.14 1.39 $18.60 $38,690



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)
Kansas 470 0.34 3.38 $19.78 $41,140
North Dakota 150 0.33 3.26 $19.46 $40,470
Delaware 140 0.33 3.27 $21.26 $44,220
Arkansas 380 0.33 3.20 $21.02 $43,720
Idaho 200 0.32 3.10 $16.82 $34,990



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 $32.80 $68,220
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.09 $29.09 $60,510
Michigan 180 0.04 0.42 $28.57 $59,430
New York 360 0.04 0.39 $28.56 $59,410
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.32 $28.43 $59,140




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.87 $23.70 $49,290
Fresno, CA 290 0.86 8.47 $20.57 $42,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.26 $31.41 $65,340
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 130 0.61 5.96 $19.71 $40,990
Visalia-Porterville, CA 130 0.91 8.94 $22.88 $47,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.49 $20.07 $41,740
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 2.05 $25.98 $54,030
Dothan, AL 110 1.99 19.50 $14.87 $30,940
Yakima, WA 110 1.31 12.86 $21.98 $45,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 110 0.08 0.80 $30.65 $63,760



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)
Dothan, AL 110 1.99 19.50 $14.87 $30,940
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 60 1.52 14.93 $24.98 $51,950
Merced, CA 90 1.48 14.47 $19.70 $40,970
Yakima, WA 110 1.31 12.86 $21.98 $45,710
Gainesville, GA 80 1.06 10.34 $21.04 $43,760
Visalia-Porterville, CA 130 0.91 8.94 $22.88 $47,580
Yuma, AZ 50 0.88 8.62 $16.05 $33,380
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.87 8.56 $13.90 $28,920
Fort Smith, AR-OK 100 0.87 8.49 $12.67 $26,350
Fresno, CA 290 0.86 8.47 $20.57 $42,790



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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.22 $32.58 $67,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.26 $31.41 $65,340
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 110 0.08 0.80 $30.65 $63,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.48 $29.36 $61,070
Syracuse, NY 40 0.12 1.18 $28.29 $58,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.48 $57,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.67 $55,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.52 $26.63 $55,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.36 $26.30 $54,710
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 2.05 $25.98 $54,030

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.99 29.31 $21.64 $45,010
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.71 6.96 $19.33 $40,200
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.63 6.20 $20.14 $41,890
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 9.49 $21.49 $44,700
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.22 11.96 $19.83 $41,250

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.99 29.31 $21.64 $45,010
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.22 11.96 $19.83 $41,250
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.21 11.89 $20.21 $42,030
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 1.07 10.46 $21.23 $44,170
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 9.49 $21.49 $44,700

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 40 0.22 2.12 $27.98 $58,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.88 $24.21 $50,350
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 3.55 $23.41 $48,700
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 4.83 $23.34 $48,540
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 5.58 $22.86 $47,560


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.

(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