List of Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry Careers

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$48290
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.

$29380
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

$43810
High School Diploma (or GED)


They inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

$23260
Less than a High School Diploma


They grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.

$44650
High School Diploma (or GED)


They select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

$48290
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

$48290
Bachelor's Degree


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.

$22130
Less than a High School Diploma


They manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

$41750
Less than a High School Diploma


They use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

$26160
Less than a High School Diploma


They attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.

$29970
Less than a High School Diploma


They use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

$29860
Bachelor's Degree


They under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

$29970
Less than a High School Diploma


They hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.

$37420
High School Diploma (or GED)


They grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.

$36930
Less than a High School Diploma


They drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush.

$48290
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.

$22130
High School Diploma (or GED)


They work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

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