Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for agriculture workers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 24,291 agriculture workers currently employed in the United States.
- 32.8% of all agriculture workers are women, while 67.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed agriculture worker is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of agriculture workers is White (48.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (39.9%), Black or African American (5.3%) and Unknown (3.2%).
- Agriculture workers are most in-demand in New Brunswick, NJ.
- The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for agriculture workers.
- Cumberland, WI pays an annual average wage of $33,568, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- 3% of all agriculture workers are LGBT.
- South Dakota is the best state for agriculture workers to live.
- Agriculture workers are 79% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Agriculture Worker Statistics By Gender
32.8% of agriculture workers are women and 67.2% of agriculture workers are men.
- Male, 67.2%
- Female, 32.8%
Agriculture Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Agriculture Worker
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Agriculture Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the agriculture worker position over time.
Agriculture Worker Gender By Year
Agriculture Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, ditch rider and custom harvester have the biggest difference in gender.
Agriculture Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among agriculture workers is White, which makes up 48.5% of all agriculture workers. Comparatively, there are 39.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 48.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 39.9%
- Black or African American, 5.3%
- Unknown, 3.2%
- Asian, 1.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%
Agriculture Worker Race
|Agriculture Worker Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||39.9%|
|Black or African American||5.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.2%|
Agriculture Worker Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among agriculture workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Agriculture Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Agriculture Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$28,195|
|Hispanic or Latino||$27,679|
Average Age of an Agriculture Worker
We determined the average age of agriculture workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Agriculture Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||51||44.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||40||40|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||36.5|
Agriculture Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of agriculture worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of agriculture workers is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.
Agriculture Worker Age
|Agriculture Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Agriculture Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for agriculture workers is high school diploma 47% of agriculture workers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 21% and rounding it off is associate degree with 18%.
- High School Diploma, 47%
- Bachelors, 21%
- Associate, 18%
- Diploma, 6%
- Other Degrees, 8%
Agriculture Workers By Education
|Agriculture Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||47%|
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Agriculture Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$27,682|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$28,680|
Agriculture Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where agriculture workers work. We found most agriculture workers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most agriculture workers is the manufacturing industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire agriculture workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Agriculture Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||7%|
|50 - 100 employees||17%|
|100 - 500 employees||25%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||25%|
|> 10,000 employees||15%|
The Types Of Companies Agriculture Worker Work In
Employees with the agriculture worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most agriculture workers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Agriculture Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Agriculture Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ agriculture workers. Those industries include manufacturing, professional and agriculture.
Agriculture Worker Industry Statistics
Agriculture Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Agriculture Worker Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of agriculture workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Agriculture Worker Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Agriculture Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Agriculture Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,193 agriculture workers resumes, we figured out that the average agriculture worker enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 45%.
Less than one year
Agriculture Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||45%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Agriculture Workers
The most common foreign language among agriculture workers is Spanish at 86.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.1% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 2.0%.
- Spanish, 86.9%
- French, 8.1%
- Arabic, 2.0%
- Portuguese, 1.0%
- Ukrainian, 1.0%
- Other, 1.0%
Agriculture Worker Languages Spoken