Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities. Excludes "First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers" (45-1011).


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)
4,610 6.0 % $38.62 $80,320 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.00 $23.38 $33.47 $47.69 $65.34
Annual Wage (2) $35,360 $48,620 $69,620 $99,200 $135,900


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 1,870 0.54 $42.02 $87,410
Support Activities for Animal Production 360 1.18 $33.98 $70,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $33.23 $69,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $30.11 $62,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 220 0.04 $29.27 $60,880

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 360 1.18 $33.98 $70,670
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $42.02 $87,410
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.19 $46.57 $96,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 220 0.04 $29.27 $60,880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 70 0.04 $45.75 $95,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 70 0.03 $57.59 $119,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $55.43 $115,300
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.19 $46.57 $96,870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 70 0.04 $45.75 $95,170
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.02 $45.21 $94,040


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 1,370 0.08 2.53 $44.59 $92,740
Texas 400 0.03 1.05 $37.67 $78,340
Illinois 230 0.04 1.19 $32.66 $67,920
Idaho 190 0.28 8.57 $35.37 $73,570
Iowa 180 0.12 3.64 $34.50 $71,770




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)
Idaho 190 0.28 8.57 $35.37 $73,570
North Dakota 100 0.23 7.21 (8) (8)
Arkansas 150 0.13 3.90 $39.81 $82,810
Iowa 180 0.12 3.64 $34.50 $71,770
California 1,370 0.08 2.53 $44.59 $92,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 50 0.01 0.34 $45.08 $93,780
California 1,370 0.08 2.53 $44.59 $92,740
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.28 $43.16 $89,780
Florida 150 0.02 0.55 $41.57 $86,470
Kentucky 90 0.05 1.51 $41.50 $86,310



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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)
Fresno, CA 130 0.36 11.09 $51.23 $106,550
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.66 20.43 $34.22 $71,180
Bakersfield, CA 80 0.25 7.73 $36.85 $76,650
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.27 8.22 $43.60 $90,680
Napa, CA 60 0.80 24.61 $74.05 $154,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.06 1.73 $36.56 $76,040
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.53 16.32 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.08 $38.23 $79,530
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.29 $44.03 $91,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.02 0.47 $31.41 $65,340


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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)
Napa, CA 60 0.80 24.61 $74.05 $154,030
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.66 20.43 $34.22 $71,180
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.53 16.32 (8) (8)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.42 13.08 $50.26 $104,540
Kennewick-Richland, WA 40 0.36 11.19 $40.12 $83,450
Fresno, CA 130 0.36 11.09 $51.23 $106,550
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.27 8.22 $43.60 $90,680
Bakersfield, CA 80 0.25 7.73 $36.85 $76,650
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 7.05 $31.97 $66,500
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.23 7.06 (8) (8)


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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)
Napa, CA 60 0.80 24.61 $74.05 $154,030
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.17 5.36 $61.81 $128,570
Boise City, ID 40 0.13 4.10 $54.17 $112,680
Stockton-Lodi, CA 30 0.13 3.99 $51.59 $107,300
Fresno, CA 130 0.36 11.09 $51.23 $106,550
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.42 13.08 $50.26 $104,540
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $46.51 $96,750
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) $45.36 $94,350
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.29 $44.03 $91,580
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.21 $43.67 $90,820

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 18.72 $32.14 $66,850
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 27.42 $31.15 $64,790
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 15.04 $27.41 $57,010

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 27.42 $31.15 $64,790
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 18.72 $32.14 $66,850
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 15.04 $27.41 $57,010

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $47.29 $98,370
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.99 $70,710
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 18.72 $32.14 $66,850
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 27.42 $31.15 $64,790
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.21 $60,750


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018