Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 207$42.71/hr$21.99/hr$26.47/hr$45.36/hr$54.66/hr$61.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services10$58.81/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$47.55/hr-3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$55.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$45.36/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$30.74/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Minnesota 50$47.01/hr-2.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 160$30.10/hr11.2%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 420$25.55/hr17.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 820$20.04/hr7.3%

  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
  • Prepare soil for planting, and plant or transplant seeds, bulbs, and cuttings.
  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers.
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform necessary maintenance work.
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers to plants.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
  • Account for and disburse funds.