Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

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2019 Workforce
277k
Average Age
47.7
Estimated Job Growth
-0.778%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$56,514
Average Male Salary
$59,117
Average Female Salary
$41,681

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Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are most often employed by the Farming industry. The average yearly wage for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers was $56,514 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers by wage are Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, 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 Nebraska PUMA, NE, Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, and St. Cloud City PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, and Whitman, Asotin, Adams, Lincoln, Columbia & Garfield 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 Construction. Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are paid most in Wyomissing Borough PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,514
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,153

In 2019, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers earned an average of $56,514, $990 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics 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

0.482
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.482, 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

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

277k
2019 Workforce
± 12,903
5.79%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.32%

The number of people employed as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers has been growing at a rate of 5.79%, from 261,573 people in 2018 to 276,724 people in 2019.

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  58.5%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 36.2% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 1.89%.

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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 48 and of female Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 46, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

235k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,903
41.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,989

85.1% 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)

85.2% of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.27% 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

48
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.784
46
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.89

The median age of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers is 47.7, and Male employees are generally 1.93 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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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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