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Delaware: Labor Market Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2017
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2017
  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources    4,070      245           3.6%           $50,862  
Food Products and Processing Systems    250      -5           -2.1%           $36,940  
Plant Systems   500      -78           -4.5%           $42,003  
Animal Systems    940      146           6.1%           $27,431  
Power, Structural & Technical Systems    140      5           1.1%           $34,367  
Natural Resources Systems 530      91           15.0%           $122,065  
Environmental Service Systems    1,700      86           6.0%           $47,310  
Agribusiness Systems   10        $105,364  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
PathwayRegionEmployment
2017
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2017
Food Products and Processing SystemsMid-Atlantic6,850     360         3.9%           $53,014  
Food Products and Processing SystemsUnited States96,700     3,300         2.4%           $41,453  
Plant SystemsMid-Atlantic22,900     1,470         3.3%           $40,036  
Plant SystemsUnited States443,710     25,500         3.6%           $32,352  
Animal SystemsMid-Atlantic25,460     6,090         16.1%           $25,715  
Animal SystemsUnited States230,330     48,900         9.3%           $26,207  
Power, Structural & Technical SystemsMid-Atlantic2,590     530         5.8%           $37,103  
Power, Structural & Technical SystemsUnited States62,250     6,900         6.3%           $37,981  
Natural Resources SystemsMid-Atlantic11,860     1,200         5.5%           $88,560  
Natural Resources SystemsUnited States172,940     4,300         2.1%           $75,840  
Environmental Service SystemsMid-Atlantic50,910     2,320         4.7%           $49,951  
Environmental Service SystemsUnited States454,040     39,300         8.1%           $49,047  
Agribusiness SystemsMid-Atlantic120     -2,210         -2.7%           $85,620  
Agribusiness SystemsUnited States5,390     -8,600         -0.8%           $75,772  

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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.