Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).


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)
269,650 1.6 % $10.01 $20,820 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.31 $8.63 $9.17 $10.62 $13.41
Annual Wage (2) $17,280 $17,950 $19,060 $22,090 $27,890


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 218,700 66.10 $9.62 $20,020
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 12,750 3.81 $11.43 $23,770
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 11,630 7.63 $11.18 $23,250
Beverage Manufacturing 5,040 2.60 $11.90 $24,750
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,330 0.12 $11.74 $24,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 218,700 66.10 $9.62 $20,020
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 11,630 7.63 $11.18 $23,250
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 12,750 3.81 $11.43 $23,770
Beverage Manufacturing 5,040 2.60 $11.90 $24,750
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 930 1.23 $12.12 $25,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $16.23 $33,760
Health and Personal Care Stores 500 0.05 $16.16 $33,620
State Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $15.92 $33,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,780 0.03 $14.74 $30,660
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 170 0.02 $14.56 $30,290


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 180,040 11.91 5.97 $9.59 $19,950
Florida 16,430 2.14 1.07 $9.79 $20,370
Arizona 11,760 4.65 2.33 $9.13 $18,980
Washington 8,410 2.90 1.45 $12.87 $26,770
Oregon 5,830 3.46 1.74 $10.26 $21,340



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 180,040 11.91 5.97 $9.59 $19,950
Arizona 11,760 4.65 2.33 $9.13 $18,980
Oregon 5,830 3.46 1.74 $10.26 $21,340
New Mexico 2,430 3.08 1.54 $9.33 $19,410
Washington 8,410 2.90 1.45 $12.87 $26,770



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 80 0.07 0.03 $15.45 $32,130
Delaware 50 0.12 0.06 $14.51 $30,180
Illinois 2,440 0.42 0.21 $14.48 $30,130
North Dakota 280 0.64 0.32 $13.58 $28,240
Vermont 190 0.63 0.31 $12.93 $26,890




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-Delano, CA 40,450 136.71 68.51 $9.30 $19,340
Salinas, CA 28,580 179.02 89.71 $9.95 $20,690
Fresno, CA 25,900 77.98 39.08 $9.19 $19,110
Visalia-Porterville, CA 19,140 139.73 70.02 $9.70 $20,170
Yuma, AZ 8,390 142.38 71.35 $8.98 $18,680
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 8,320 47.10 23.61 $9.55 $19,870
El Centro, CA 7,100 127.76 64.02 $8.99 $18,690
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 5,240 17.69 8.87 $10.75 $22,360
Stockton, CA 5,050 24.41 12.23 $9.16 $19,060
Modesto, CA 4,940 30.68 15.38 $9.61 $19,990



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)
Salinas, CA 28,580 179.02 89.71 $9.95 $20,690
Yuma, AZ 8,390 142.38 71.35 $8.98 $18,680
Visalia-Porterville, CA 19,140 139.73 70.02 $9.70 $20,170
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 40,450 136.71 68.51 $9.30 $19,340
El Centro, CA 7,100 127.76 64.02 $8.99 $18,690
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 4,010 102.30 51.26 $8.87 $18,450
Fresno, CA 25,900 77.98 39.08 $9.19 $19,110
Merced, CA 4,060 63.88 32.01 $8.99 $18,700
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 8,320 47.10 23.61 $9.55 $19,870
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,430 37.66 18.87 $9.08 $18,890