Support activities for agriculture & forestry

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Workforce

170k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.5

Estimated Job Growth

1.1%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$33,575

Average Male Salary

$37,140

Average Female Salary

$26,311

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The top three occupations in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Animal trainers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Nonfarm animal caretakers, and Graders & sorters, agricultural products. On average, full-time employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group work 46.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $36,998. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $13,497.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, and Sanger, Reedley & Parlier 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 Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

170k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 143k

14.8%

1 Year Growth

± 8.28%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 170k people employed in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group in 2018.

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 14.8%, , from 125k people in 2017 to 143k people in 2018.

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 37.1%, followed by Animal trainers with 5.47% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 5.29%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Support activities for agriculture & forestry employs an unusually high number of Animal trainers, Conservation scientists & foresters, and Forest & conservation workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$33,575

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,988

On average, employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group make $33,575 per year. This number makes Support activities for agriculture & forestry the 232 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

0.419

WAGE GINI

Support activities for agriculture & forestry has a wage GINI of 0.419, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. 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 $37,140 and $26,311. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

47.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±5.33k

96.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

±7.61k

67.1% of workers in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$37,140

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,609

$26,311

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$2,683

On average, Male workers in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group make 1.41 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-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. American Indian

  2. Asian

  3. White

On average, American Indian employees in the Support activities for agriculture & forestry Industry Group earn 1.49 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 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 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 6.89% in the next ten years. The agriculture and forestry support activities industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.4%) 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 agriculture and forestry support activities.

1.1%

ESTIMATED 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.

1.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

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

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