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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $42,860. The median annual salary is $23,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,380.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 $22,000 to $45,320. The highest paid farming, fishing, and forestry occupations are first-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers with a median annual salary of $45,320. 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 $22,000. 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|| |
|Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers|| |
|Animal Breeders|| |
|Other Agricultural Workers|| |
|Fishing and Hunting Workers|| |
|Agricultural Equipment Operators|| |
|Fishers and Related Fishing Workers|| |
|Forest and Conservation Workers|| |
|Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals|| |
|Agricultural Workers|| |
|Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products|| |
|Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers|| |
|Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse|| |