Occupational Outlook Handbook: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

Republished with the permission of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

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