Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

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Total Workforce
262k
Average Age
47.4
Average Salary
$54,621
Average Male Salary
$57,422
Average Female Salary
$37,973

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 $54,621 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers by wage are Structural iron & steel workers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Media and communication workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, and Bozeman City PUMA, MT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Lakota Region PUMA, SD, Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, and Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA.

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 Animal slaughtering & processing. 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

$54,621
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,101

In 2018, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers earned an average of $54,621, $733 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Media and communication workers, all other make somewhat more than Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers while Structural iron & steel 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

0.475
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.475, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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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Industries by Share

262k
2018 Workforce
± 12,546
-2.65%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.92%

The number of people employed as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers has been declining at a rate of -2.65%, from 268,695 people in 2017 to 261,573 people in 2018.

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  60.7%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 35.3% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 1.36%.

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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 47.3 and of female Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 47.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

224k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,609
37.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,764

85.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

85.1% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.62% 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 Gender

47.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.802
47.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.94

The median age of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 47.4, and Male employees are generally 0.479 years younger 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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