Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting

Industry Sub-Sector

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Workforce
2.3M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
−1.67%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$37,863
Average Male Salary
$40,944
Average Female Salary
$39,425

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The top three occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Group are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, and Logging workers. On average, full-time employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector work 48 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $41,533. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,667.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector are Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA, Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, and Salinas City PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting.

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A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders are the most common position, but the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting goes to Architectural & engineering managers.

Monthly Employment

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4.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 7.99M people employed in the Mining, Logging, and Construction industry. This represents a 4.73% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Mining, Logging, and Construction over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations by Share

2.3M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.53M
−1.71%
1 Year Growth
± 2.83%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.3M people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of −1.71%, , from 1.56M people in 2019 to 1.53M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders represent the largest share of positions held in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting at 46.2%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 17.5% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 3.34%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting employs an unusually high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting, by average wage, are Architectural & engineering managers, Other financial clerks, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Average Salary

$37,863
AVERAGE WAGE
± $892

On average, employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make $37,863 per year. This number makes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting the 18 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.451
WAGE GINI

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting has a wage GINI of 0.451, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Demographic information on the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $40,944 and $39,425. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

377k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±15.1k
1.15M
MALE WORKFORCE
±26.2k

75.3% of workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$40,944
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,084
$39,425
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,043

On average, Male workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. Alaska Native
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.15 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector.

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Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector. 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector 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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Growth projections of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −1.67%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (19.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.
−1.67%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.
19.8%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industry.

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