Farming

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Workforce

1.19M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.8

Estimated Job Growth

0.2%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$34,252

Average Male Salary

$37,826

Average Female Salary

$23,801

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The top three occupations in the Farming 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 Graders & sorters, agricultural products. On average, full-time employees in the Farming Industry Group work 46.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $37,749. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $13,032.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Farming Industry Group are Salinas City PUMA, CA, Santa Maria City & Orcutt PUMA, CA, and Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Farming.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Farming Industry Group. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders are the most common position, but the Farming Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Farming goes to Other Physical Scientists.

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Occupations by Share

1.19M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 867k

-0.967%

1 Year Growth

± 3.74%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.19M people employed in the Farming Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Farming Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.967%, , from 876k people in 2016 to 867k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Farming by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders represent the largest share of positions held in Farming at 53.7%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 18.2% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 3.05%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Farming, by average wage, are Other Physical Scientists, Industrial production managers, and Computer & information systems managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$34,252

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,195

On average, employees in the Farming Industry Group make $34,252 per year. This number makes Farming the 223 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 Farming Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.468

WAGE GINI

Farming has a wage GINI of 0.468, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Farming (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 Farming Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Farming Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $37,826 and $23,801. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

221k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±11.5k

646k

MALE WORKFORCE

±19.7k

74.5% of workers in the Farming Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Farming Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$37,826

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,486

$23,801

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,642

On average, Male workers in the Farming Industry Group make 1.59 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Farming Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, White employees in the Farming Industry Group earn 1.08 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 Farming Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Farming 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 Farming Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Farming Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Farming Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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