Forestry except logging

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Workforce

2.35M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

44.2

Estimated Job Growth

0%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$48,239

Average Male Salary

$50,532

Average Female Salary

$43,528

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The top three occupations in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Forest & conservation workers, Firefighters, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Conservation scientists & foresters. On average, full-time employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group work 43 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,018. Part-time employees in the same industry work 25.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $10,209.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH, Missoula City PUMA, MT, and Lewiston City & Nez Perce Reservation PUMA, ID. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Forestry except logging.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Forestry except logging Industry Group. Forest & conservation workers are the most common position, but the Forestry except logging Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Forest & conservation workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Forestry except logging goes to Other Physical Scientists.

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Occupations by Share

2.35M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 44.3k

7.6%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.35M people employed in the Forestry except logging Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Forestry except logging Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 7.6%, , from 41.1k people in 2016 to 44.3k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Forestry except logging by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Forest & conservation workers represent the largest share of positions held in Forestry except logging at 11%, followed by Firefighters with 7.5% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 7.43%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Forestry except logging employs an unusually high number of Forest & conservation workers, Conservation scientists & foresters, and Fire inspectors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Forestry except logging, by average wage, are Other Physical Scientists, Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, and Civil engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$48,239

AVERAGE WAGE

± $3,557

On average, employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group make $48,239 per year. This number makes Forestry except logging the 161 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.346

WAGE GINI

Forestry except logging has a wage GINI of 0.346, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Forestry except logging (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Forestry except logging Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Forestry except logging Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $50,532 and $43,528. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

14.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±2.96k

29.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

±4.24k

67.3% of workers in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,532

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$4,469

$43,528

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$5,691

On average, Male workers in the Forestry except logging Industry Group make 1.16 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Two or More Races

  2. Black

  3. White

On average, Two or More Races employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group earn 1.33 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Forestry except logging Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Forestry except logging Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Forestry except logging Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Forestry except logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Forestry except logging Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Forestry except logging Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Forestry except logging Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Forestry except logging Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Forestry except logging Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Output Growth

1.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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