Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources    3,930      245           3.6%           $53,441  
Food Products and Processing Systems    260      -5           -2.1%           $37,746  
Plant Systems   530      -78           -4.5%           $41,742  
Animal Systems    900      146           6.1%           $29,477  
Power, Structural & Technical Systems    140      5           1.1%           $38,607  
Natural Resources Systems  550      91           15.0%           $133,670  
Environmental Service Systems   1,540      86           6.0%           $46,520  
Agribusiness Systems   10        $99,175  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
PathwayRegionEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Food Products and Processing SystemsMid-Atlantic7,220     360         3.9%           $53,368  
Food Products and Processing SystemsUnited States94,630     3,300         2.4%           $42,565  
Plant SystemsMid-Atlantic21,230     1,470         3.3%           $41,641  
Plant SystemsUnited States453,420     25,500         3.6%           $33,670  
Animal SystemsMid-Atlantic27,750     6,090         16.1%           $26,359  
Animal SystemsUnited States242,320     48,900         9.3%           $26,940  
Power, Structural & Technical SystemsMid-Atlantic2,560     530         5.8%           $37,359  
Power, Structural & Technical SystemsUnited States61,990     6,900         6.3%           $39,137  
Natural Resources SystemsMid-Atlantic16,850     1,200         5.5%           $106,391  
Natural Resources SystemsUnited States176,730     4,300         2.1%           $79,991  
Environmental Service SystemsMid-Atlantic50,660     2,320         4.7%           $50,586  
Environmental Service SystemsUnited States466,450     39,300         8.1%           $50,245  
Agribusiness SystemsMid-Atlantic140     -2,210         -2.7%           $88,576  
Agribusiness SystemsUnited States4,970     -8,600         -0.8%           $78,853  

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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.