Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations

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Total Workforce

982k

Average Age

39.8

Estimated Job Growth

-0.321%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$25,809

Average Male Salary

$28,262

Average Female Salary

$18,573

About

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are most often employed by the Farming industry. The average yearly wage for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations was $25,809 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations by wage are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, Healthcare Support Occupations, and Material Moving 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 Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA, Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, and Salinas City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation. 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

$25,809

AVERAGE SALARY

± $631

In 2017, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations earned an average of $25,809, $26,255 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Healthcare Support Occupations make somewhat more than Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations while Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 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

0.388

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.388, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, by average wage, are Scenic & sightseeing transportation, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

982k

2017 Workforce

± 24,245

-1.19%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.52%

The number of people employed as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations has been declining at a rate of -1.19%, from 993,542 people in 2016 to 981,766 people in 2017.

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  52.1%, followed by Animal production & aquaculture with 24% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 5.98%.

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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 39.8 and of female Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

733k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 20,972

248k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,228

74.7% 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

  2. Other

  3. Black

73.1% of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.6% of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, Other 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

39.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.421

39.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.694

The median age of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 0.111 years older 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 Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations are expected to see a growth of -0.321% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-0.321%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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