Fishing, hunting & trapping

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Workforce
52.7k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
-0.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$47,611
Average Male Salary
$49,518
Average Female Salary
$37,907

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The top three occupations in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group are Fishing and hunting workers, Biological scientists, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Other managers, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers. On average, full-time employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group work 53.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $53,380. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,458.

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 St. Bernard, Jefferson (South) & Plaquemines Parishes PUMA, LA. 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 and hunting workers are the most common position, but the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Fishing and hunting workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Fishing, hunting & trapping goes to Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers.

Monthly Employment

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-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.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

52.7k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 32k
-0.748%
1 Year Growth
± 19.5%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 52.7k people employed in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.748%, , from 32.2k people in 2018 to 32k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Fishing, hunting & trapping by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Fishing and hunting workers represent the largest share of positions held in Fishing, hunting & trapping at 55.6%, followed by Biological scientists with 3.94% and Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers with 2.55%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group, by number of employees, are Fishing and hunting workers, Biological scientists, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Other managers, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

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Most Specialized

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

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Fishing, hunting & trapping, by average wage, are Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Other managers, and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$47,611
AVERAGE WAGE
± $7,519

On average, employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group make $47,611 per year. This number makes Fishing, hunting & trapping the 182 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.465
WAGE GINI

Fishing, hunting & trapping has a wage GINI of 0.465, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. 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 $49,518 and $37,907. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

5.25k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±1.78k
26.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
±4.01k

83.6% 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

$49,518
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$8,560
$37,907
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$13,610

On average, Male workers in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group make 1.31 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. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Fishing, hunting & trapping Industry Group earn 1.42 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 closest comparable data for Fishing, hunting & trapping is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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

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 and trapping industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The fishing, hunting and trapping industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.4%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is fishing, hunting and trapping.
-0.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is fishing, hunting and trapping.
2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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