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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (Major Group)

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers; Agricultural Inspectors; Animal Breeders; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Agricultural Workers, All Other; Agricultural Equipment Operators; Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals; Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse; Forest and Conservation Workers; Logging Workers, All Other; Log Graders and Scalers; Fallers; Logging Equipment Operators


National estimates for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Industry profile for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Geographic profile for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

National estimates for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
452,490 0.8 % $ 16.70 $ 34,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.98 $ 14.00 $ 14.36 $ 17.86 $ 23.14
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,990 $ 29,120 $ 29,860 $ 37,140 $ 48,140


Industry profile for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 248,670 74.11 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Logging 27,300 57.97 $ 23.14 $ 48,130
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 21,890 4.18 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 16,290 8.95 $ 15.43 $ 32,100
Support Activities for Animal Production 14,810 46.96 $ 16.42 $ 34,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production 248,670 74.11 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Logging 27,300 57.97 $ 23.14 $ 48,130
Support Activities for Animal Production 14,810 46.96 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,960 17.53 $ 15.62 $ 32,490
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 16,290 8.95 $ 15.43 $ 32,100

Top paying industries for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 50 0.06 $ 27.06 $ 56,280
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 26.23 $ 54,560
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $ 25.33 $ 52,690
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 90 0.11 $ 24.79 $ 51,570
Other Support Services 330 0.12 $ 23.86 $ 49,630


Geographic profile for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 220,060 13.31 4.15 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Washington 19,080 5.95 1.85 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Texas 16,050 1.31 0.41 $ 15.64 $ 32,520
Florida 16,000 1.86 0.58 $ 14.88 $ 30,940
Oregon 14,050 7.70 2.40 $ 18.29 $ 38,050


Map of location quotient of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 220,060 13.31 4.15 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Oregon 14,050 7.70 2.40 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Idaho 5,450 7.19 2.24 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Washington 19,080 5.95 1.85 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Arkansas 5,000 4.20 1.31 $ 17.26 $ 35,910


Map of annual mean wages of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 25.73 $ 53,530
Hawaii 1,690 3.08 0.96 $ 21.55 $ 44,820
Alaska 610 2.06 0.64 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
Maine 1,830 3.10 0.96 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Montana 1,890 4.02 1.25 $ 19.24 $ 40,020



Map of employment of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA 45,320 145.89 45.42 $ 14.68 $ 30,540
Salinas, CA 31,460 186.05 57.93 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
Fresno, CA 22,940 61.14 19.04 $ 15.35 $ 31,920
Visalia-Porterville, CA 21,220 141.87 44.17 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 11,100 57.13 17.79 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Madera, CA 7,440 155.80 48.51 $ 14.98 $ 31,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,320 4.79 1.49 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Stockton-Lodi, CA 7,000 27.31 8.50 $ 16.15 $ 33,600
Modesto, CA 6,800 37.62 11.71 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 5,910 19.93 6.21 $ 16.07 $ 33,420


Map of location quotient of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salinas, CA 31,460 186.05 57.93 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
Madera, CA 7,440 155.80 48.51 $ 14.98 $ 31,160
Bakersfield, CA 45,320 145.89 45.42 $ 14.68 $ 30,540
Visalia-Porterville, CA 21,220 141.87 44.17 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
El Centro, CA 5,790 98.69 30.73 $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Merced, CA 5,790 80.55 25.08 $ 15.40 $ 32,030
Yuma, AZ 4,930 78.94 24.58 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 3,070 71.74 22.34 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Fresno, CA 22,940 61.14 19.04 $ 15.35 $ 31,920
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 11,100 57.13 17.79 $ 15.96 $ 33,200