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 decline from 2022 to 2032. However, about 142,000 openings are projected each year, on average, in these occupations due to the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.
The median annual wage for this group was $33,970 in May 2022, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $46,310.
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.
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Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend livestock.
|See How to Become One||$33,290|
|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 perform physical labor to improve the quality of natural areas such as forests, rangelands, and wetlands.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$32,270|
Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$46,580|
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: Wednesday, September 6, 2023