Updated August 18, 2021
Average Farm Labour Salary
$12.27 hourly
$25,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$11,000 yearly
$11,000
10 %
$25,000
Median
$54,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$54,000
$4,500
$26
75th Percentile
$38,000
$3,167
$18
Average
$25,519
$2,127
$12
25th Percentile
$17,000
$1,417
$8
10th Percentile
$11,000
$917
$5

Average Farm Labour Salary By State

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Farm Labour average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$24,434
$11.75
Alaska
$21,408
$10.29
Arizona
$25,085
$12.06
Arkansas
$23,287
$11.20
California
$28,705
$13.80
Colorado
$27,107
$13.03
Connecticut
$25,637
$12.33
Delaware
$27,775
$13.35
District of Columbia
$27,547
$13.24
Florida
$23,663
$11.38
Georgia
$26,798
$12.88
Hawaii
$32,203
$15.48
Idaho
$21,981
$10.57
Illinois
$25,341
$12.18
Indiana
$25,600
$12.31
Iowa
$34,164
$16.43
Kansas
$29,662
$14.26
Kentucky
$23,173
$11.14
Louisiana
$29,618
$14.24
Maine
$30,580
$14.70
Maryland
$23,933
$11.51
Massachusetts
$29,950
$14.40
Michigan
$24,874
$11.96
Minnesota
$29,700
$14.28
Mississippi
$27,130
$13.04
Missouri
$28,701
$13.80
Montana
$19,711
$9.48
Nebraska
$32,463
$15.61
Nevada
$24,840
$11.94
New Hampshire
$30,601
$14.71
New Jersey
$24,640
$11.85
New Mexico
$21,925
$10.54
New York
$26,652
$12.81
North Carolina
$24,422
$11.74
North Dakota
$28,342
$13.63
Ohio
$28,208
$13.56
Oklahoma
$23,035
$11.07
Oregon
$27,271
$13.11
Pennsylvania
$24,219
$11.64
Rhode Island
$28,848
$13.87
South Carolina
$23,852
$11.47
South Dakota
$33,317
$16.02
Tennessee
$24,130
$11.60
Texas
$23,222
$11.16
Utah
$20,348
$9.78
Vermont
$27,880
$13.40
Virginia
$24,271
$11.67
Washington
$31,401
$15.10
West Virginia
$24,705
$11.88
Wisconsin
$28,996
$13.94
Wyoming
$26,044
$12.52

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Highest Paying Cities For Farm Labour

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Yakima, WA
$31,150
$14.98
Hobbs, NM
$22,113
$10.63

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How much does a Farm Labour make?

The average farm labour salary is $25,519 per year, or $12.27 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $11,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $54,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, and Washington provide the highest farm labour salaries.

Average Farm Labour Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $25,500
    $12.27
    +4.1%
    2020
    $24,500
    $11.77
    +3.7%
    2019
    $23,600
    $11.33
    +3.1%
    2018
    $22,800
    $10.97
    +3.5%
    2017
    $22,000
    $10.59
    +1.2%

    How Much Do Farm Labours Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, farm labour salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that energy, hospitality, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for farm labours. For example, farm labours make a whopping average salary of $26,026 while working for energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $25,516 at hospitality companies and $25,442 at retail companies. But farm labours may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,676.
    RankIndustryAverage Farm Labour SalaryFarm Labour Salary Range
    1Energy
    $26,026
    $23k
    $27k
    2Hospitality
    $25,516
    $23k
    $27k
    3Retail
    $25,442
    $23k
    $27k
    4Agriculture
    $25,084
    $23k
    $27k
    5Manufacturing
    $24,676
    $23k
    $27k

    High Paying Farm Labour Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Rider

    Avg. salary: $61,718

    A rider's job is to maintain a specific route or area to collect or deliver packages. They often used bicycles or motorcycles to perform their duties. Their duties and responsibilities include writing logs and reports, collecting payment for deliveries, and informing customers of new products and services.
    4,550 Rider Jobs
    Wrangler

    Avg. salary: $41,283

    A wrangler has different responsibilities according to their place or industry of employment. There are wranglers who specialize in handling and training various animals such as horses, dogs, cattle, and even snakes. Their responsibilities often include preparing food and feeding animals, cleaning barns or cages, teaching tricks, and bathing animals. There are also instances when a wrangler may work for private companies or film productions to handle potentially dangerous animals or help them adjust to their surroundings.
    292 Wrangler Jobs
    Groom

    Avg. salary: $25,182

    A groom is primarily in charge of maintaining the hygiene and appearance of pets. Typically working at grooming shops, a groom liaises with pet owners to identify their preferences, observe the pet's condition to identify its needs, and explain the extent of procedures to pet owners. They may bathe and cut a pet's hair or nails, even brush its teeth and recommend care procedures to clients. Furthermore, as a groom, it is essential to be proactive and alert as some pets' behaviors are unpredictable.
    10,393 Groom Jobs
    Ranch Hand

    Avg. salary: $26,087

    A ranch hand is a person who takes care of livestock animals in a ranch. Ranch hands perform the ranch husbandry job, which involves keeping them healthy, feeding them, and overseeing breeding. The primary duty they serve is to assist in the day-to-day operations in the ranch. They prepare livestock animals for slaughter or sale. They must have experience in cattle handling and/or animal husbandry. They should also be adaptable, enthusiastic, and know ranch equipment and maintenance.
    665 Ranch Hand Jobs
    Farmer

    Avg. salary: $44,768

    A farmer, also known as an agriculturer, is a person deeply involved in agriculture, raises living organisms for food, produces organic matter, or unprocessed materials for human and animal consumption. There are several types of farmers from those who raise animals, grow crops, and other livestock. At most, due to the advanced economy, most of them are farm owners, but there are still some who work as laborers on land owned by others. Besides having a general knowledge of planting, breeding, and harvesting, they should also need to be familiar with mechanics in order to help them keep their equipment working and running.
    191 Farmer Jobs
    Farm Hand

    Avg. salary: $25,511

    A Farm Hand is responsible for assisting Farmers in their daily tasks of taking care of the farm, raising the animals, and growing crops. Most of the duties involved require good communication skills, active listening, knowledge of farming, and determination to accomplish tasks as they can be tiring due to the involvement of physical work. The working conditions are diverse, and the tasks of a Farm Hand will vary through the seasons and situations, it can be unpredictable and will require a great deal of effort and passion.
    1,100 Farm Hand Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Rider
    $61,718
    $5,143
    $29.67
    4,550
    Wrangler
    $41,284
    $3,440
    $19.85
    292
    Groom
    $25,183
    $2,099
    $12.11
    10,393
    Ranch Hand
    $26,087
    $2,174
    $12.54
    665
    Farmer
    $44,768
    $3,731
    $21.52
    191
    Farm Hand
    $25,512
    $2,126
    $12.27
    1,100
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    Which Companies Pay Farm Labours The Most?

    To earn a high income as a farm labour, working for Bain & Company or Crider's Poultry might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like COUNTRY Financial and McDonald's report highly competitive wages for farm labours.
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    Recently Added Farm Labour Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Farm Laborer
    Logan, UT
    08/31/2021
    $25,044
    08/31/2021
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    Wallace, NC
    08/25/2021
    $33,392
    08/25/2021
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    Columbus, OH
    08/12/2021
    $31,305
    08/12/2021
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    Columbus, IN
    08/12/2021
    $31,305
    08/12/2021
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    08/03/2021
    $30,262
    08/03/2021
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    Davis, CA
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    $37,190
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    Indeed Flex
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    $36,523
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    Mount Vernon, WA
    07/09/2021
    $30,262
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    Riverside, CA
    07/01/2021
    $37,208
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    Riverside, CA
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    $37,208
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    Average Farm Labour Salary by Demographic

    Farm Labour Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $25,231
    female-income
    Female Income
    $22,610
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$25,231
    Female$22,610
    Median Farm Labour Income by Race
    White farm labours have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american farm labours have the lowest average salary at $22,913.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$25,215
    Black or African American$22,913
    Asian$23,427
    Hispanic or Latino$23,701
    Average Farm Labour Salary by Education Level
    Farm labours with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $28,832 annually. With a Associate degree, farm labours earn a median annual income of $26,796 compared to $26,603 for farm labours with an Bachelors degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$25,231
    Master's Degree$28,832
    No Education$23,517
    Bachelor's Degree$26,603
    Some College/ Associate Degree$26,796