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Salary of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

The average annual salary of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all farming, fishing, and forestry occupations in the United States. The farming, fishing, and forestry occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$40,450
75th Percentile Wage
$28,520
50th Percentile Wage
$20,250
25th Percentile Wage
$18,330
10th Percentile Wage
$17,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is $40,450. The median annual salary is $20,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,370.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all farming, fishing, and forestry occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among farming, fishing, and forestry professions and range from $19,060 to $44,880. The highest paid farming, fishing, and forestry occupations are first-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers with a median annual salary of $44,880. The lowest paid farming, fishing, and forestry occupations in the United States are farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse with a median annual salary of $19,060. For more salary information about a specific farming, fishing, and forestry profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$44,880
Agricultural Inspectors
$43,090
Animal Breeders
$40,000
Other Logging Workers
$35,460
Log Graders and Scalers
$35,430
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
$35,250
Logging Equipment Operators
$35,190
Logging Workers
$35,160
Fallers
$34,490
Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers
$34,200
Fishing and Hunting Workers
$32,530
Other Agricultural Workers
$27,380
Forest and Conservation Workers
$27,160
Agricultural Equipment Operators
$26,910
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$22,930
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
$19,910
Agricultural Workers
$19,480
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
$19,330
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
$19,060