First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-1.1% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers Do

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

Other Job Titles First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers May Have

Cattle Manager, Field Operations Farm Manager, Fish Farm Manager, Fish Hatchery Manager, Harvest Supervisor, Harvesting Supervisor, Logging Crew Foreman, Logging Supervisor, Pest Management Supervisor, Supervisor Grower

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director of Husbandry ,

Dallas World Aquarium

I do a little bit of everything, but mainly help to ensure that the animals receive excellent care, and the visitors have a top quality experience.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Record the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Observe fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.

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