Workers in this group tend and harvest renewable resources and manage forests and public parks.
Overall employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is projected to show little or no change from 2021 to 2031; this limited growth is expected to result in about 8,400 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 171,700 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $29,860 in May 2021, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend livestock.
|See How to Become One||$29,680|
|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||$30,550|
Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$46,330|
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: Thursday, September 8, 2022