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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 $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.

Agricultural workers

Agricultural Workers

Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend to livestock.

See How to Become One $28,900
Fishers and related fishing workers

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

Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests.

High school diploma or equivalent $30,640
Logging workers

Logging Workers

Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.

High school diploma or equivalent $42,350

Last Modified Date: Friday, May 14, 2021