Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers (11-9013)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2828 0.00 11
United States 929,800911,700 -1.90 15,84015,840

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.4416.8422.67 31.9143.6860.61

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
284 14.370.8 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 140
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 140.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Calypso Farm & Ecology Center   (Ester)
All About Seeds and Starts
Beginning Organic Gardening
Composting
Container Gardening
Drip Irrigation Basics
Exploring Vegetable Varieties
Farmer Training Program
Garden Planning with Kids
Know Your Soils
Planning a Home-Scale Food Production Garden
Preserving Your Harvest Through Fermentation
Raising and Butchering Meat Birds
Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep
Root Cellar Basics
Seed Saving
Starting a Home Garden CSA
Wool Basics and Sheep Shearing
Worm Composting

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Ag Risk Management
Animal & Livestock
Foraging
Garden & Food Preservation
Green House Heating & Construction
Pesticides Safety Certification

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazard Communication

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Fisheries Value-Added Handling & Processing Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
High Latitude Range Management CT2