Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,670 3.0 % $21.06 $43,810 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.71 $15.48 $20.86 $24.73 $30.26
Annual Wage (2) $26,440 $32,190 $43,380 $51,430 $62,930


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,990 0.23 $19.37 $40,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,720 0.24 $22.71 $47,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $25.49 $53,020
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 630 0.13 $17.91 $37,250
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.17 $18.24 $37,930

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 100 0.34 $16.50 $34,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,720 0.24 $22.71 $47,230
State Government (OES Designation) 4,990 0.23 $19.37 $40,290
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 60 0.18 $19.84 $41,270
Support Activities for Crop Production 550 0.17 $18.24 $37,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 70 0.12 $31.87 $66,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $25.49 $53,020
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $25.39 $52,810
Animal Food Manufacturing 80 0.15 $24.13 $50,190
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.09 $24.11 $50,160


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 2,690 0.17 1.63 $20.79 $43,250
Virginia 660 0.18 1.69 $20.22 $42,070
Texas 580 0.05 0.47 $22.68 $47,170
Georgia 570 0.14 1.30 $19.52 $40,590
Kansas 550 0.40 3.76 $19.92 $41,430



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 230 0.52 4.87 $17.24 $35,860
Kansas 550 0.40 3.76 $19.92 $41,430
Nebraska 330 0.35 3.25 $20.25 $42,120
Delaware 140 0.33 3.09 $21.26 $44,220
Arkansas 390 0.33 3.11 $20.90 $43,470



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 180 0.04 0.41 $34.08 $70,880
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.19 $33.54 $69,760
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.17 $31.12 $64,730
New York 320 0.04 0.34 $28.81 $59,930
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.31 $28.54 $59,350




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 570 0.14 1.31 $21.33 $44,380
Fresno, CA 340 1.01 9.50 $21.34 $44,390
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.20 1.92 $17.89 $37,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.13 1.27 $17.42 $36,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.39 $28.90 $60,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.21 $32.12 $66,800
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.81 $16.62 $34,580
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.44 4.11 $18.89 $39,290
Dothan, AL 130 2.25 21.19 $14.65 $30,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 0.89 $22.60 $47,000



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 130 2.25 21.19 $14.65 $30,470
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.30 12.26 $25.68 $53,410
Grand Island, NE 50 1.12 10.49 $20.48 $42,600
Bismarck, ND 80 1.06 9.99 $16.64 $34,600
Gainesville, GA 80 1.02 9.55 $21.43 $44,580
Fresno, CA 340 1.01 9.50 $21.34 $44,390
Merced, CA 60 0.98 9.19 $20.74 $43,140
Yakima, WA 80 0.88 8.31 $22.64 $47,100
Idaho Falls, ID 50 0.77 7.27 $14.54 $30,250
Salisbury, MD-DE 110 0.71 6.69 $20.86 $43,390



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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.46 $33.49 $69,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.21 $32.12 $66,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.13 $31.95 $66,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.45 $29.79 $61,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.39 $28.90 $60,110
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.32 $27.15 $56,470
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.21 2.01 $26.08 $54,250
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.38 $25.99 $54,050
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.30 12.26 $25.68 $53,410
Evansville, IN-KY 30 0.21 1.97 $25.41 $52,860

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.65 6.14 $21.06 $43,800
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.63 5.95 $20.78 $43,220
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 8.66 $21.18 $44,060
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 11.55 $19.11 $39,760
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 4.52 $21.50 $44,720

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 11.55 $19.11 $39,760
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 11.46 $20.07 $41,740
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.19 11.19 $16.51 $34,330
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 1.11 10.42 $20.99 $43,650
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 8.66 $21.18 $44,060

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 40 0.21 1.98 $26.81 $55,760
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.79 $24.83 $51,640
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 3.69 $23.74 $49,390
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 3.22 $22.71 $47,230
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 6.08 $22.60 $47,010


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.

(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