Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029. Projected increases in some agricultural worker occupations and for fishing and hunting workers will be offset by declines in logging occupations.
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations was one of the lowest paid occupational groups, with a median annual wage of $27,180 in May 2019 compared to the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2019 MEDIAN PAY|
Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend to livestock.
|See How to Become One||$25,840|
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 measure and improve the quality of forests.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$31,770|
Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$41,230|
2019 Median Pay
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: Tuesday, September 1, 2020