DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors
Occupational Description:Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 9 - South Central||10||1||$20.35/hr||$1.87/hr||$10.82/hr||$14.05/hr||$21.22/hr||$26.38/hr||$29.12/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products||30||$22.00/hr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers||30||$25.57/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Agricultural Inspectors
- Inspects facilities and equipment for adequacy, sanitation, and compliance with regulations.
- Examines, weighs, and measures commodities, such as poultry, eggs, meat, and seafood to certify wholesomeness, grade, and weight.
- Writes reports of findings and recommendations and advises farmer, grower, or processor of corrective action to be taken.
- Advises farmers and growers of development programs or new equipment and techniques to aid in quality production, applying agricultural knowledge.
- Testifies in legal proceedings.
- Collects sample of pests or suspected diseased animals or materials and routes to laboratory for identification and analysis.
- Inspects livestock to determine effectiveness of medication and feeding programs.
- Inspects horticultural products or livestock to detect harmful disease, infestation or growth rate.