Fishing and hunting workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
21.5k
Average Age
43
Average Salary
$46,050
Average Male Salary
$47,768
Average Female Salary
$23,146

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fishing and hunting workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Fishing, hunting & trapping is the industry that employs the most Fishing and hunting workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fishing and hunting workers, by average wage, is Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers. Fishing and hunting workers are paid most in Bainbridge Island City & Silverdale PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,050
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,687

In 2020, Fishing and hunting workers earned an average of $46,050, $9,904 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Locksmiths & safe repairers make somewhat more than Fishing and hunting workers while Travel agents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fishing and hunting workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.482
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Fishing and hunting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.482, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Fishing and 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 and 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 and hunting workers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

21.5k
2020 Workforce
± 3,596
1.83%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.4%

The number of people employed as Fishing and hunting workers has been growing at a rate of 1.83%, from 21,075 people in 2019 to 21,461 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Fishing and hunting workers employed by various industries. Fishing, hunting & trapping employs the largest share of Fishing and hunting workers at  81.9%, followed by Scenic & sightseeing transportation with 2.66% and Amusement & Recreation with 2.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fishing and hunting workers in the US. The average age of male Fishing and hunting workers in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Fishing and hunting workers is 36.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fishing and hunting workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

20k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,469
1.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 950

93% of Fishing and hunting workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Fishing and hunting workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fishing and hunting workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.9% of Fishing and hunting workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.25% of Fishing and hunting workers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fishing and hunting workers.

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Age by Sex

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.6
36.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 10.1

The median age of Fishing and hunting workers is 43, and Male employees are generally 6.94 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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