Fishing & hunting workers

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Total Workforce

19.3k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$50,903

Average Male Salary

$53,447

Average Female Salary

$23,328

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fishing & hunting workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Fishing, hunting & trapping is the industry that employs the most Fishing & hunting workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fishing & hunting workers, by average wage, is Scenic & sightseeing transportation. Fishing & hunting workers are paid most in Skagit, Island & San Juan Counties PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,903

AVERAGE SALARY

± $11,569

In 2017, Fishing & hunting workers earned an average of $50,903, $1,162 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Actors make somewhat more than Fishing & hunting workers while Loan interviewers & clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fishing & hunting workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.508

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Fishing & hunting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.508, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Fishing & hunting workers (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 Fishing & hunting workers.

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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 Fishing & hunting workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Fishing & hunting workers, by number of employees, are Fishing, hunting & trapping, Amusement & Recreation, and Scenic & sightseeing transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Fishing & hunting workers, by average wage, are Scenic & sightseeing transportation, Fishing, hunting & trapping, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

19.3k

2017 Workforce

± 3,413

-103%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 27.1%

The number of people employed as Fishing & hunting workers has been declining at a rate of -103%, from 21,554 people in 2016 to 19,331 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Fishing & hunting workers employed by various industries. Fishing, hunting & trapping employs the largest share of Fishing & hunting workers at  84.3%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 3.63% and Scenic & sightseeing transportation with 3.07%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fishing & hunting workers in the US. The average age of male Fishing & hunting workers in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Fishing & hunting workers is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fishing & hunting workers is White.

Gender Composition

17.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,266

1.63k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 992

91.6% of Fishing & hunting workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Fishing & hunting workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fishing & hunting workers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. American Indian

72.2% of Fishing & hunting workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.15% of Fishing & hunting workers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fishing & hunting workers.

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Age by Gender

41.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.64

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 11

The median age of Fishing & hunting workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 1.98 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Fishing & hunting workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Fishing & hunting workers is Business but a relatively high number of Fishing & hunting workers hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Fishing & hunting workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fishing & hunting workers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Critical Thinking, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fishing & hunting workers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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