Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

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Total Workforce

269k

Average Age

47.1

Estimated Job Growth

-0.778%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$57,082

Average Male Salary

$60,126

Average Female Salary

$39,506

About

Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are most often employed by the Farming industry. The average yearly wage for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers was $57,082 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers by wage are Tool & die makers, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, and Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers.

Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (Outside Potter & Randall Counties) PUMA, TX, Dubois, Knox, Spencer, Perry, Pike & Crawford Counties PUMA, IN, and East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Lakota Region PUMA, SD, North Central & Northwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, and Central Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Farming is the industry that employs the most Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, by average wage, is Fishing, hunting & trapping. Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are paid most in Dubois, Knox, Spencer, Perry, Pike & Crawford Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Lakota Region PUMA, SD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,082

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,448

In 2017, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers earned an average of $57,082, $5,017 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tool & die makers make somewhat more than Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers while Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.492

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.492, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, by number of employees, are Farming, Animal production & aquaculture, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, by average wage, are Fishing, hunting & trapping, Farming, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

269k

2017 Workforce

± 12,715

-0.00149%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.69%

The number of people employed as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers has been declining at a rate of -0.00149%, from 268,699 people in 2016 to 268,695 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers employed by various industries. Farming employs the largest share of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers at  58.8%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 37.1% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 1.87%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers in the US. The average age of male Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers in the workforce is 47.4 and of female Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is White.

Gender Composition

229k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 11,740

39.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,889

85.2% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Asian

93% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.24% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

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Age by Gender

47.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.77

45

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.82

The median age of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 47.1, and Male employees are generally 2.39 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is Agriculture but a relatively high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Financial Resources, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are expected to see a growth of -0.778% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-0.778%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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