The average annual salary of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across 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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$20,480|
|25th Percentile Wage||$21,760|
|50th Percentile Wage||$24,390|
|75th Percentile Wage||$32,060|
|90th Percentile Wage||$43,990|
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 $43,990. The median annual salary is $24,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,480.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among farming, fishing, and forestry professions, ranging from $23,340 to $46,570. The highest-paid farming, fishing, and forestry occupations are first-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers with a median annual salary of $46,570. The lowest-paid farming, fishing, and forestry occupations in the United States are graders and sorters, agricultural products with a median annual salary of $23,340. 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|| |
|Agricultural Inspectors|| |
|Other Logging Workers|| |
|Logging Workers|| |
|Logging Equipment Operators|| |
|Log Graders and Scalers|| |
|Animal Breeders|| |
|Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers|| |
|Other Agricultural Workers|| |
|Agricultural Equipment Operators|| |
|Fishing and Hunting Workers|| |
|Fishers and Related Fishing Workers|| |
|Forest and Conservation Workers|| |
|Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals|| |
|Agricultural Workers|| |
|Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers|| |
|Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse|| |
|Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products|| |