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Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Inspect orchards or fields to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation. Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting. Monitor activities such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, milking, breeding, or grading to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards. Plan crop activities based on factors such as crop maturity or weather conditions. Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $33.41   Entry $69,503.00
Mean $41.34   Mean $85,978.00
Experience $45.30 Experience $94,211.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
30,43030,570530.05
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Aquacultural Managers
Aviation Inspectors
Chefs and Head Cooks
First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Food Service Managers
Lodging Managers
Museum Technicians and Conservators
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
Sales Engineers
Ship Engineers
Soil and Water Conservationists
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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11-9013.00 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers