Fishing, hunting & trapping

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Workforce

36.5k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

0.9%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$48,571

Average Male Salary

$50,719

Average Female Salary

$35,304

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The top three occupations in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group are Fishing & hunting workers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Miscellaneous managers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers. On average, full-time employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group work 54 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $54,219. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $21,805.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group are Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK, Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, and Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Fishing, hunting & trapping.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group. Fishing & hunting workers are the most common position, but the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Fishing & hunting workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Fishing, hunting & trapping goes to Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers.

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Occupations by Share

36.5k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 31.3k

-8.18%

1 Year Growth

± 20.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 36.5k people employed in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -8.18%, , from 34.1k people in 2016 to 31.3k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Fishing, hunting & trapping by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Fishing & hunting workers represent the largest share of positions held in Fishing, hunting & trapping at 52%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 4.1% and Miscellaneous managers with 3.3%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Fishing, hunting & trapping employs an unusually high number of Fishing & hunting workers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, and Agricultural inspectors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$48,571

AVERAGE WAGE

± $7,312

On average, employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group make $48,571 per year. This number makes Fishing, hunting & trapping the 154 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.462

WAGE GINI

Fishing, hunting & trapping has a wage GINI of 0.462, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Fishing, hunting & trapping (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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $50,719 and $35,304. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

4.37k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±1.62k

27k

MALE WORKFORCE

±4.03k

86.1% of workers in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,719

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$7,841

$35,304

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$19,501

On average, Male workers in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group make 1.44 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Fishing, hunting & trapping 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. White

  3. Other

On average, Two or More Races employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group earn 1.53 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Fishing, hunting & trapping 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Fishing, hunting & trapping 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Fishing, hunting & trapping 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Fishing, hunting & trapping 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 Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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Output Growth

1.7%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group.

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