Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
274k
Average Age
47.3
Estimated Job Growth
−6.48%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$57,672
Average Male Salary
$60,558
Average Female Salary
$40,860

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 $57,672 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers by wage are Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, Electricians, and Chemical technicians.

Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing managers, Sales managers, and 24 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, Great Falls City PUMA, MT, 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, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, and Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD.

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 Beverage manufacturing. Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are paid most in Austin City (Southeast) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Lakota Region PUMA, SD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,672
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,261

In 2020, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers earned an average of $57,672, $1,718 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors make somewhat more than Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers while Chemical technicians 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

0.488
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.488, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, by average wage, are Beverage manufacturing, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

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Industries by Share

274k
2020 Workforce
± 12,835
2.21%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.52%

The number of people employed as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers has been growing at a rate of 2.21%, from 267,898 people in 2019 to 273,814 people in 2020.

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  58.6%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 36% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 2.17%.

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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 47.6 and of female Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 45.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

234k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,859
40.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,917

85.3% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

84.8% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.28% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

47.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.775
45.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.84

The median age of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 47.3, and Male employees are generally 1.92 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 Critical Thinking, Speaking, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Material Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers are expected to see a growth of −6.48% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers.
−6.48%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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