Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining

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Workforce

683k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.1

Estimated Job Growth

0.6%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$52,100

Average Male Salary

$55,905

Average Female Salary

$37,899

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The top three occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Group are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers. On average, full-time employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector work 49.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,187. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,151.

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

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Workforce

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

The highest average salary in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

683k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 2.34M

4.08%

1 Year Growth

± 2.19%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 683k people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 4.08%, , from 2.25M people in 2017 to 2.34M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders represent the largest share of positions held in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining at 31.3%, followed by Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers with 11% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 4%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining employs an unusually high number of Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Mining machine operators, and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers.

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Highest Paid

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

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Wages

Average Salary

$52,100

AVERAGE WAGE

± $974

On average, employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector make $52,100 per year. This number makes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining the 9 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry 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 and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.477

WAGE GINI

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining has a wage GINI of 0.477, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining (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 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $55,905 and $37,899. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

494k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±17.2k

1.84M

MALE WORKFORCE

±33.1k

78.9% of workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,905

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,135

$37,899

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,728

On average, Male workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector make 1.48 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector earn 1.58 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 and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry 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. N/A has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector is N/A.

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.

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Intermediate Inputs

HIGHEST INPUT INDUSTRY

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Industry Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the N/A Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (3.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

0.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

3.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.

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