Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting

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Workforce
2.31M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.2
Average Salary
$37,856
Average Male Salary
$40,926
Average Female Salary
$28,848

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The top three occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Group are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Logging workers. On average, full-time employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector work 48 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $41,428. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,114.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector are Salinas City PUMA, CA, Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, and Sunnyside & Grandview Cities PUMA, WA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders are the most common position, but the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting goes to Millwrights.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
-3.28%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 8.05M people employed in the Mining, Logging, and Construction industry. This represents a -3.28% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Mining, Logging, and Construction over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations by Share

2.31M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.53M
-2.51%
1 Year Growth
± 2.84%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.31M people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of -2.51%, , from 1.57M people in 2018 to 1.53M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders represent the largest share of positions held in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting at 44.6%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 17.5% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 3.25%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting employs an unusually high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting, by average wage, are Millwrights, Architects, except landscape and naval, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$37,856
AVERAGE WAGE
± $868

On average, employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make $37,856 per year. This number makes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting the 18 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.443
WAGE GINI

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting has a wage GINI of 0.443, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting (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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $40,926 and $28,848. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

390k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±15.3k
1.14M
MALE WORKFORCE
±26.2k

74.6% of workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$40,926
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,055
$28,848
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,384

On average, Male workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make 1.42 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Alaska Native
  2. Asian
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Alaska Native employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.51 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector. 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

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

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector 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 closest comparable data for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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