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Recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Farm Labor Contractors:
|Wage RSE (3)|
|(8)||(8)||$ 24.18||$ 50,300||4.7 %|
Percentile wage estimates for Farm Labor Contractors:
|Hourly Wage||$ 17.52||$ 20.80||$ 22.97||$ 25.14||$ 34.43|
|Annual Wage (2)||$ 36,440||$ 43,260||$ 47,780||$ 52,280||$ 71,620|
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Farm Labor Contractors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Farm Labor Contractors, see the Create Customized Tables function.
Top paying industries for Farm Labor Contractors:
|Industry||Employment (1)||Percent of industry employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage (2)|
|Support Activities for Crop Production||(8)||(8)||$ 24.49||$ 50,940|
States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Farm Labor Contractors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Farm Labor Contractors, see the Create Customized Tables function.
Top paying states for Farm Labor Contractors:
|State||Employment (1)||Employment per thousand jobs||Location quotient (9)||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage (2)|
|California||(8)||(8)||(8)||$ 24.04||$ 49,990|
About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:
May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021