Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting

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Workforce

2.35M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.8

Estimated Job Growth

0%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$35,352

Average Male Salary

$38,547

Average Female Salary

$25,637

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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, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, 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 $39,022. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,162.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector are Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, and Salinas City PUMA, CA. 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 Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.35M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 1.53M

-0.53%

1 Year Growth

± 2.8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.35M people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in 2016.

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 -0.53%, , from 1.54M people in 2016 to 1.53M people in 2017.

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 48%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 17.2% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 3.19%.

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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 Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Software developers, applications & systems software.

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Wages

Average Salary

$35,352

AVERAGE WAGE

± $880

On average, employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make $35,352 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

0.458

WAGE GINI

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting has a wage GINI of 0.458, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. 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 $38,547 and $25,637. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

380k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±15.1k

1.15M

MALE WORKFORCE

±26.3k

75.3% 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

$38,547

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,083

$25,637

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,268

On average, Male workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make 1.5 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

  2. White

  3. Asian

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.09 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 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 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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Projections

Growth projections of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector, 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Output Growth

1.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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