Hunting is the most dangerous profession in the United States, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its annual report on the industry.
In 2015, hunters and trappers accounted for over $2.6 billion in the US, or $1.7 billion per year.
But it’s not just hunters who are doing the dangerous jobs.
More than 3.1 million people are employed in the industry, with the vast majority of them working in jobs like fish and wildlife management, fishing and boating, and trapping.
The top 10 jobs that hunters and fishing trappers do the most often require an associate degree, with about 1.3 million working in these jobs in 2015, according to the USDA.
The second-most common occupations in 2015 were computer systems support, which is responsible for nearly 640,000 jobs, and support technicians, which handles approximately 626,000, according the USDA’s 2016 report.
The third-most-common job is driver’s education, which handled about 330,000 work related to drivers, according a 2017 survey by the National Association of State Boards of Education.
Fishing is the third-highest-paying occupation in the country, accounting for nearly $1 billion in employment.
But in terms of pay, it’s the second-highest in the nation behind only healthcare and education.
The median annual wage for an associate in the fishing industry in 2015 was $43,300, according data from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), a federal agency that enforces federal laws.
In the seafood industry, the median annual earnings was $40,200.
The average hourly wage for all of these occupations was $8.13 per hour, according USFWS.
The highest hourly wage in the fishery industry was $52,200, according The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides employment statistics.
Hunting is often viewed as a lucrative profession, and hunters earn an average of $12,000 per year, according one recent study.
Hunting jobs are lucrative, but hunters also have to worry about a variety of safety and health issues.
The USDA report found that more than 3,000 hunters and their families are killed each year for sport in the U