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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Agricultural Equipment Operators45-2091.00Rmod. OJT0.5457,800$19,540$30,430
Agricultural Inspectors45-2011.00RCIwork exp.-0.0714,200$26,580$44,260
Agricultural Workers, all other45-2099.00Rshort OJT-0.5710,600$19,850$35,120
Animal Breeders45-2021.00RImod. OJT-0.147,000$22,730$42,340
Animal Scientists19-1011.00IRBachelor1.032,900$36,340$72,890
Animal Trainers39-2011.00Rmod. OJT1.1136,800$18,740$34,580
Conservation Scientists19-1031.00IRBachelor0.6621,100$37,270$65,130
Conveyor Operators and Tenders53-7011.00RCshort OJT-0.0339,700$21,970$33,870
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health19-4091.00IRCAssociate0.9436,200$27,380$47,930
Fallers45-4021.00RCmod. OJT-1.718,200$24,090$42,900
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor1.0210,800$24,760$52,150
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3041.00RCI1,2 year0.7240,300$24,690$39,310
Farm Labor Contractors13-1074.00ERSwork exp.0100$18,120$47,290
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers11-9013.00ERCBachelor +-0.19929,800$35,020$75,790
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse45-2092.00Rshort OJT-0.91470,200$19,450$23,820
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals45-2093.00Rshort OJT-0.32216,100$17,940$26,840
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers45-1011.00ERCwork exp.-0.8147,100$26,570$48,820
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers37-1012.00ERCwork exp.0.53178,000$28,400$48,790
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers45-3011.00Rmod. OJT**$17,660$30,740
Floral Designers27-1023.00AERmod. OJT-0.3458,700$18,760$27,610
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders51-3091.00RCshort OJT0.1118,500$19,220$30,970
Food Batchmakers51-3092.00RCshort OJT-0.04122,500$19,310$30,130
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders51-3093.00RCshort OJT0.1337,500$19,210$30,330
Food Scientists and Technologists19-1012.00IRCBachelor0.3915,400$37,800$71,270
Forest and Conservation Technicians19-4093.00RIEAssociate-0.5532,600$25,740$38,630
Forest and Conservation Workers45-4011.00RCImod. OJT0.4314,000$19,100$31,200
Foresters19-1032.00RIEBachelor0.8415,500$39,100$60,300
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators53-7071.00RCmod. OJT0.395,100$38,420$59,620
Gas Plant Operators51-8092.00RClong OJT-0.3616,700$44,340$67,980
Geological and Petroleum Technicians19-4041.00CRIAssociate1.2116,500$25,350$62,240
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products45-2041.00RCwork exp.-0.7753,000$18,260$24,280
Grounds Maintenance Workers, all other37-3019.00RCshort OJT0.6524,500$19,020$32,930
Helpers--Extraction Workers47-5081.00RCshort OJT1.2425,800$24,140$37,160
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Hunters and Trappers45-3021.00Rmod. OJT****
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers37-3011.00RCshort OJT0.611,167,800$19,160$28,560
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining53-7033.00RCmod. OJT04,800$31,470$51,260
Log Graders and Scalers45-4023.00RCmod. OJT03,700$23,590$38,150
Logging Equipment Operators45-4022.00RICmod. OJT-0.0537,300$23,680$38,880
Logging Workers, all other45-4029.00RCmod. OJT-0.894,500$25,640$40,560
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders51-4051.00RICmod. OJT-0.4721,200$24,700$41,840
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators47-5042.00Rmod. OJT-0.147,400$28,980$50,670
Mine Shuttle Car Operators53-7111.00Rshort OJT-0.372,700$44,120$56,370
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers39-2021.00RCshort OJT1.05204,800$17,550$24,420
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists29-9011.00ICBachelor0.470,300$41,320$72,480
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Pest Control Workers37-2021.00RCmod. OJT-0.1274,100$21,630$35,020
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation37-3012.00RCmod. OJT0.3836,400$23,130$35,720
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers51-8093.00RClong OJT0.2442,400$41,960$67,870
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers53-7072.00RCImod. OJT0.8413,100$26,600$46,270
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors53-7081.00RCshort OJT0.71131,500$20,650$37,690
Rock Splitters, Quarry47-5051.00RCmod. OJT0.543,700$21,900$34,860
Roof Bolters, Mining47-5061.00RC*-1.176,000$43,760$58,110
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas47-5012.00RECmod. OJT1.2627,700$31,140$57,140
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas47-5071.00Rmod. OJT0.8276,400$26,060$40,480
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining47-5013.00RCImod. OJT0.7264,900$31,950$53,520
Slaughterers and Meat Packers51-3023.00RCmod. OJT-0.0686,400$20,020$27,040
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Soil and Plant Scientists19-1013.00IRBachelor0.6817,700$37,820$69,290
Tree Trimmers and Pruners37-3013.00Rshort OJT0.5653,200$22,950$37,310
Veterinarians29-1131.00IRProfess.0.8878,300$52,470$100,560
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers31-9096.00RSIshort OJT0.973,400$18,540$26,810
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians29-2056.00RIAssociate1.8895,600$22,340$33,870
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators51-8031.00RClong OJT0.6117,000$27,550$47,930
Wellhead Pumpers53-7073.00RCImod. OJT1.3713,900$27,940$50,730

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States of America in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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