Highest Paying Industries for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Support Activities for Mining26.8855900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution23.6749230
Testing Laboratories21.2544200
Oil and Gas Extraction20.7343120
Federal Executive Branch20.4742580
Federal government, including the US Postal Service20.4742580
Mining20.2742150
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing19.640770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services18.8639240
Paper Manufacturing18.8139130
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills18.8139130
Forestry and Logging18.4738410
Logging18.4738410
Federal, State, and Local Government18.4238310
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.4238310
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.2437930
Utilities18.0137470
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.9437310
Water, Sewage and Other Systems17.7436890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.6136640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.5836560
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.4936380
State government, including schools and hospitals17.4336260
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing17.0235410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services1735360
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.935140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned16.7434810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.6234570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned16.6134540
General Freight Trucking16.634530
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.5334380
Educational Services, State government owned16.5134340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.4834290
Sawmills and Wood Preservation16.4834280
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.3634030
Wood Product Manufacturing16.333900
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)16.133480
Scientific Research and Development Services16.0733440
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences16.0733440
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing16.0133310
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services16.0133290
Health and Personal Care Stores15.9933260
Other Support Services15.9533180
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.9533170
Office Administrative Services15.9233120
Chemical Manufacturing15.9133090
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging15.8833040
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers15.7932840
Animal Food Manufacturing15.732660
Grain and Oilseed Milling15.4832190
Educational Services, Privately owned15.4532130
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services15.4132050
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)15.432020
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned15.432020
Other Wood Product Manufacturing15.3832000
Management of Companies and Enterprises15.2631740
Waste Management and Remediation Services15.2431700
Land Subdivision15.2431690
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction15.2231660
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities15.1431480
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned15.0631320
Warehousing and Storage15.0331260
Dairy Product Manufacturing14.8730930
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations14.8230830
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7530690
Engineering Services14.6130380
Transportation and Warehousing14.5230200
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water14.5230200
Lessors of Real Estate14.4930130
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.4830120
Traveler Accommodation14.4830120
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned14.4730090
Truck Transportation14.4430040
Machinery Manufacturing14.4230000
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations14.4129960
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions14.3929940
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.3929930
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.3429830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)14.3129760
Utility System Construction14.2929730
Real Estate14.2729690
Social Advocacy Organizations14.1729470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing14.1429410
Finance and Insurance14.129320
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.0829280
Waste Treatment and Disposal14.0529230
Junior colleges, Local government owned14.0429200
Building Material and Supplies Dealers1429120
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers13.9629040
Educational Services, Local government owned13.9228950
Civic and Social Organizations13.8428780
Services to Buildings and Dwellings13.7228550
Landscaping Services13.6728430
Specialized Freight Trucking13.6428380
Support Activities for Animal Production13.6228330
Mining (except Oil and Gas)13.528070
Manufacturing13.4728030
Support Activities for Transportation13.3927840
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying13.3827830
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)13.327660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.2327520
Rental and Leasing Services13.2227490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.1927430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation13.1327310
Direct Selling Establishments13.0727180
Accommodation13.0527150
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing12.9626960
Beverage Manufacturing12.9626960
Construction12.9126850
Support Activities for Road Transportation12.8126640
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services12.826610
Administrative and Support Services12.7426510
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores12.7126430
Wholesale Trade12.726410
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)12.6926400
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.6726360
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods12.6226240
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries12.5526110
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.5326050
Food Manufacturing12.5126020
Educational Support Services, Privately owned12.526010
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.4125810
Nonstore Retailers12.3925780
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation12.325580
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers12.2825540
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.2425450
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.1725320
Activities Related to Real Estate12.1525270
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses12.1125190
All industries12.0925160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors11.9824910
Accommodation and Food Services11.9624880
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)11.9424830
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned11.9424830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries11.9124770
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries11.8724680
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities11.8324610
Employment Services11.8124570
Specialty Trade Contractors11.7724480
Spectator Sports11.7524450
All industries, private ownership only11.7224390
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.7324390
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers11.7224380
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers11.6624250
Retail Trade11.6524240
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores11.6224170
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.5924110
Specialty Food Stores11.5123940
Junior colleges, State government owned11.523920
Consumer Goods Rental11.523910
Social Assistance11.4923910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities11.4923900
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.4223740
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists11.3823680
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.3923680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners11.3723650
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners11.3523620
Ambulatory Health Care Services11.3323570
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing11.3223550
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing11.3123530
Other Food Manufacturing11.323500
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting11.2223350
Food and Beverage Stores11.223290
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.1723240
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.1723240
Florists11.1723240
Individual and Family Services11.0723020
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers11.0322940
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities10.9522780
Veterinary Services10.8822640
Nonresidential Building Construction10.8122480
Grocery Stores10.7422340
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities10.6922230
Construction of Buildings10.6522150
Other Financial Investment Activities10.6222080
Miscellaneous Manufacturing10.4121650
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry10.3621540
Support Activities for Crop Production10.1621140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land9.7920360
Publishing Industries (except Internet)9.7520290
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers9.7520290
Food Services and Drinking Places9.4419640
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.3219390
Full-Service Restaurants9.3219390

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