Employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. About 26,600 new jobs are projected to be added.
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations was one of the lowest paid occupational groups, with a median annual wage of $29,670 in May 2020 compared to the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
BLS provides summary data, including employment projections, for farming, fishing, and forestry occupations not shown in the table on this page. That information is available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2020 MEDIAN PAY|
Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend livestock.
|See How to Become One||$28,900|
|Fishing and Hunting Workers||
Fishing and hunting workers catch and trap various types of animal life.
|No formal educational credential||The annual wage is not available.|
|Forest and Conservation Workers||
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$30,640|
Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$42,350|
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021