Forestry except logging

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Workforce
41.3k
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.8
Average Salary
$53,318
Average Male Salary
$54,298
Average Female Salary
$51,475

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The top three occupations in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Firefighters, Forest & conservation workers, Conservation scientists & foresters, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants. On average, full-time employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group work 43.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,521. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,835.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Lewiston City & Nez Perce Reservation PUMA, ID, Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA, and Stevens, Okanogan, Pend Oreille & Ferry Counties PUMA, WA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Forestry except logging.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Forestry except logging Industry Group. Firefighters are the most common position, but the Forestry except logging Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Forest & conservation workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Forestry except logging goes to Other Physical Scientists.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

41.3k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 4.99k
-6.72%
1 Year Growth
± 18%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Forestry except logging Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -6.72%, , from 44.3k people in 2017 to 41.3k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Forestry except logging by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Firefighters represent the largest share of positions held in Forestry except logging at 10.2%, followed by Forest & conservation workers with 8.39% and Conservation scientists & foresters with 7.94%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Forestry except logging employs an unusually high number of Forest & conservation workers, Conservation scientists & foresters, and Fire inspectors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Forestry except logging, by average wage, are Other Physical Scientists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Project management specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$53,318
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,603

On average, employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group make $53,318 per year. This number makes Forestry except logging the 132 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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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 Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.296
WAGE GINI

Forestry except logging has a wage GINI of 0.296, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Forestry except logging (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Forestry except logging Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Forestry except logging Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $54,298 and $51,475. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

14.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.94k
27k
MALE WORKFORCE
±4.03k

65.3% of workers in the Forestry except logging Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,298
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,367
$51,475
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,329

On average, Male workers in the Forestry except logging Industry Group make 1.05 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, Asian employees in the Forestry except logging Industry Group earn 1.29 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 Forestry except logging Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Forestry except logging Industry Group. 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 Forestry except logging Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Forestry except logging Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. 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 Forestry except logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

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

The Forestry except logging Industry Group 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 Forestry except logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Forestry except logging Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Forestry except logging Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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