Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations

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Total Workforce

994k

Average Age

40

Average Salary

$27,443

Average Male Salary

$29,549

Average Female Salary

$20,997

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Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are most often employed by the Farming industry. The average yearly wage for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations was $27,443 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations by wage are Material Moving Occupations, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, and Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are part of the Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, along with Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA, and Oxnard & Port Hueneme Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, Sunnyside & Grandview Cities PUMA, WA, and Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Farming is the industry that employs the most Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are paid most in Worcester County (West Central) PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,443

AVERAGE SALARY

± $668

In 2018, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations earned an average of $27,443, $26,445 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Office & Administrative Support Occupations make somewhat more than Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations while Material Moving Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.39

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.39, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, by number of employees, are Farming, Animal production & aquaculture, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

994k

2018 Workforce

± 24,392

1.21%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.44%

The number of people employed as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.21%, from 981,766 people in 2017 to 993,691 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations employed by various industries. Farming employs the largest share of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations at  51.1%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 23.7% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 6.92%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations in the US. The average age of male Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations in the workforce is 40 and of female Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

749k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 21,194

245k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,135

75.4% of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Other (Hispanic)

41.4% of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 33.3% of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

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Age by Gender

40

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.429

40

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.708

The median age of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is 40, and Male employees are generally 0.0198 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is Agriculture but a relatively high number of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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