Support activities for agriculture & forestry

Industry Group

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Workforce
168k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.5
Estimated Job Growth
8.71%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$37,900
Average Male Salary
$41,736
Average Female Salary
$41,338

About

The top three occupations in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Animal trainers, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, and Nonfarm animal caretakers. On average, full-time employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group work 45.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $40,849. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,049.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Sanger, Reedley & Parlier Cities PUMA, CA, Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, and Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders are the most common position, but the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Animal trainers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Support activities for agriculture & forestry goes to Management analysts.

Monthly Employment

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4.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 7.99M people employed in the Mining, Logging, and Construction industry. This represents a 4.73% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

168k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 139k
2.73%
1 Year Growth
± 9.12%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 168k people employed in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 2.73%, , from 135k people in 2019 to 139k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Support activities for agriculture & forestry by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders represent the largest share of positions held in Support activities for agriculture & forestry at 35.2%, followed by Animal trainers with 5.26% and Graders & sorters, agricultural products with 4.63%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Animal trainers, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, and Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Support activities for agriculture & forestry employs an unusually high number of Animal trainers, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, and Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Support activities for agriculture & forestry, by average wage, are Management analysts, Computer & information systems managers, and Marketing managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$37,900
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,988

On average, employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group make $37,900 per year. This number makes Support activities for agriculture & forestry the 220 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.462
WAGE GINI

Support activities for agriculture & forestry has a wage GINI of 0.462, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Support activities for agriculture & forestry (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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $41,736 and $41,338. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

46k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±5.27k
93k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.49k

66.9% of workers in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$41,736
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,854
$41,338
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,659

On average, Male workers in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group make 1.01 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. American Indian
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group earn 1.62 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

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

The Support activities for agriculture & forestry 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Agriculture and forestry support activities industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Agriculture and forestry support activities industry has a higher projected workforce growth at 8.71%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (25.2%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Agriculture and forestry support activities.
8.71%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Agriculture and forestry support activities. This industry is expected to grow more than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Agriculture and forestry support activities.
25.2%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Agriculture and forestry support activities industry.

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