Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for farm labours 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 labours currently employed in the United States.
- 19.5% of all farm labours are women, while 80.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed farm labour is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of farm labours is White (66.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (24.0%), Black or African American (3.9%) and Unknown (3.0%).
- Farm labours are most in-demand in California, MO.
- Yakima, WA pays an annual average wage of $31,345, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- North Dakota is the best state for farm labours to live.
- Farm labours are 86% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Farm Labour Statistics By Gender
19.5% of farm labours are women and 80.5% of farm labours are men.
- Male, 80.5%
- Female, 19.5%
Farm Labours By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Farm Labour
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Farm Labour Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the farm labour position over time.
Farm Labour Gender By Year
Farm Labour 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 Labour Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among farm labours is White, which makes up 66.1% of all farm labours. Comparatively, there are 24.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 3.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 66.1%
- Hispanic or Latino, 24.0%
- Black or African American, 3.9%
- Unknown, 3.0%
- Asian, 1.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%
Farm Labour Race
|Farm Labour Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||24.0%|
|Black or African American||3.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.2%|
Farm Labour 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 labours.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Farm Labour Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Farm Labour Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$27,751|
|Hispanic or Latino||$27,281|
Average Age of a Farm Labour
We determined the average age of farm labours based on ethnicity and gender.
Farm Labour 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 Labour Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of farm labour employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of farm labours is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.
Farm Labour Age
|Farm Labour Years||Percentages|
Types of Farm Labour Degree Levels
The most common degree for farm labours is high school diploma 34% of farm labours earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 34% and rounding it off is associate degree with 18%.
- High School Diploma, 34%
- Bachelors, 34%
- Associate, 18%
- Diploma, 9%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Farm Labours By Education
|Farm Labour Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||34%|
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Farm Labour Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$27,139|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$28,143|
Farm Labour Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where farm labours work. We found most farm labours work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most farm labours is the agriculture industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire farm labours.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Farm Labour Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||11%|
|50 - 100 employees||17%|
|100 - 500 employees||30%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||7%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||23%|
|> 10,000 employees||11%|
The Types Of Companies Farm Labour Work In
Employees with the farm labour job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most farm labours prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Farm Labour Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Farm Labours
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ farm labours. Those industries include agriculture, manufacturing and professional.
Farm Labour Industry Statistics
Farm Labour Turnover And Employment Statistics
Farm Labour 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 labours changed.
- Unemployment rate
Farm Labour Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Farm Labour Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Farm Labour Stay in a Job
By looking over 5,133 farm labours resumes, we figured out that the average farm labour enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 31%.
Less than one year
Farm Labour Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||31%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Farm Labours
The most common foreign language among farm labours is Spanish at 82.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 2.9% and German is the third-most popular at 2.9%.
- Spanish, 82.7%
- Portuguese, 2.9%
- German, 2.9%
- French, 2.2%
- Dakota, 1.4%
- Other, 7.9%
Farm Labour Languages Spoken