Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources   3,930  245           3.6%           $53,441  
Plant Systems  530  -78           -4.5%           $41,742  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Plant Systems
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Agricultural Workers, All Other  N/AN/AN/A             $34,340** MNM  OOH
Biological Technicians  170           10           6.6%           $50,550   MNM  OOH
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse    190           -90           -6.0%           $28,390   MNM  OOH
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation  N/A50             $33,640   MNM  OOH
Soil and Plant Scientists  90           0           5.1%           $56,870   MNM  OOH
Tree Trimmers and Pruners  N/A30           0           9.7%           $44,530   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Plant Systems
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Agricultural Workers, All OtherN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Biological Technicians8,550      980  9.8%           $51,021  
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse6,280      -70  N/A           $29,311  
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, VegetationN/A           180  N/A           N/A  
Soil and Plant Scientists540      40  4.3%           $68,041  
Tree Trimmers and PrunersN/A           340  N/A           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.