Occupational Employment Statistics


45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers. Excludes “First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-1012).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 103$32.53/hr$22.95/hr$26.94/hr$32.94/hr$38.18/hr$41.33/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$37.22/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$23.37/hr
Professional and Business Services10$38.05/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$44.45/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A24.2%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 10$21.77/hr-6.0%
Southeast Minnesota 10$32.94/hr30.3%
Southwest Balance of State 20$27.32/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$29.05/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$27.40/hr26.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 70$43.03/hr0.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 80$41.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 220$35.76/hr11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 40$47.04/hr-2.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6,680$37.62/hr8.0%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7,460$34.31/hr7.1%

  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Estimate labor requirements for jobs and plan work schedules accordingly.
  • Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
  • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
  • Assign to workers duties such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish beds.
  • Review employees' work to evaluate quality and quantity.
  • Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems, initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • Assign to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, or loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.
  • Plan or supervise infrastructure or collection maintenance functions, such as planting, fertilizing, pest or weed control, or landscaping.