Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for farm assistants 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 17,696 farm assistants currently employed in the United States.
- 40.5% of all farm assistants are women, while 59.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed farm assistant is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of farm assistants is White (67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.9%), Black or African American (4.4%) and Unknown (3.1%).
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- 3% of all farm assistants are LGBT.
- Farm assistants are 65% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Farm Assistant Statistics By Gender
40.5% of farm assistants are women and 59.5% of farm assistants are men.
- Male, 59.5%
- Female, 40.5%
Farm Assistants By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Farm Assistant
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Farm Assistant Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the farm assistant position over time.
Farm Assistant Gender By Year
Farm Assistant 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.
Farm Assistant Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among farm assistants is White, which makes up 67.7% of all farm assistants. Comparatively, there are 21.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 67.7%
- Hispanic or Latino, 21.9%
- Black or African American, 4.4%
- Unknown, 3.1%
- Asian, 1.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1%
Farm Assistant Race
|Farm Assistant Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||21.9%|
|Black or African American||4.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.1%|
Farm Assistant 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 farm assistants.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Farm Assistant Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Farm Assistant Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$28,271|
|Hispanic or Latino||$27,770|
Average Age of a Farm Assistant
We determined the average age of farm assistants based on ethnicity and gender.
Farm Assistant 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|
Farm Assistant Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of farm assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of farm assistants is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.
Farm Assistant Age
|Farm Assistant Years||Percentages|
Types of Farm Assistant Degree Levels
The most common degree for farm assistants is bachelor's degree 61% of farm assistants earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 16% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 15%.
- Bachelors, 61%
- Associate, 16%
- High School Diploma, 15%
- Masters, 4%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Farm Assistants By Education
|Farm Assistant Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||15%|
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Farm Assistant Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$27,618|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$28,691|
Farm Assistant Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where farm assistants work. We found most farm assistants work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most farm assistants is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire farm assistants.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Farm Assistant Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||14%|
|50 - 100 employees||22%|
|100 - 500 employees||22%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||9%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||20%|
|> 10,000 employees||13%|
The Types Of Companies Farm Assistant Work In
Employees with the farm assistant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most farm assistants prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Farm Assistant Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Farm Assistants
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ farm assistants. Those industries include education, professional and agriculture.
Farm Assistant Industry Statistics
Farm Assistant Turnover And Employment Statistics
Farm Assistant 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 farm assistants changed.
- Unemployment rate
Farm Assistant Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Farm Assistant Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Farm Assistant Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,485 farm assistants resumes, we figured out that the average farm assistant enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.
Less than one year
Farm Assistant Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||32%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Farm Assistants
The most common foreign language among farm assistants is Spanish at 58.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.1% and German is the third-most popular at 4.4%.
- Spanish, 58.9%
- French, 11.1%
- German, 4.4%
- Japanese, 3.3%
- Portuguese, 2.2%
- Other, 20.1%
Farm Assistant Languages Spoken