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Working As a Field Crop Farmworker

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $24,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Crop Farmworker Do

Agricultural workers maintain the quality of farms, crops, and livestock by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

Duties

Agricultural workers typically do the following:

  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps
  • Operate and service farm machinery and tools
  • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds
  • Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors
  • Feed livestock and clean and disinfect their pens, cages, yards, and hutches
  • Examine animals to detect symptoms of illnesses or injuries
  • Use brands, tags, or tattoos to mark livestock in order to identify ownership and grade
  • Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures
  • Administer vaccines to protect animals from diseases

The following are examples of types of agricultural workers:

Crop, nursery, and greenhouse farmworkers and laborers perform numerous tasks related to growing and harvesting grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other crops. They plant, seed, prune, irrigate, and harvest crops, and pack and load them for shipment.

Farmworkers also apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops. They repair fences and some farm equipment.

Nursery and greenhouse workers prepare land or greenhouse beds for growing horticultural products such as trees, plants, flowers, and sod. They also plant, water, prune, weed, and spray the plants. They may cut, roll, and stack sod; stake trees; tie, wrap, and pack plants to fill orders; and dig up or move field-grown shrubs and trees.

Farm and ranch animal farmworkers care for live animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. These animals usually are raised to supply meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, or honey.

These farmworkers may feed, herd, brand, weigh, and load animals. They also keep records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides.

Many workers clean and maintain animal housing areas every day. On dairy farms, animal farmworkers operate milking machines.

Agricultural equipment operators use a variety of farm equipment to plow and sow seeds, as well as maintain and harvest crops. They may use tractors, fertilizer spreaders, balers, combines, threshers, and trucks. These workers also operate machines such as conveyor belts, loading machines, separators, cleaners, and dryers. Workers may make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment.

Animal breeders use their knowledge of genetics and animal science to select and breed animals that will produce offspring with desired traits and characteristics. For example, they breed chickens that lay more eggs, pigs that produce leaner meat, and sheep with more desirable wool. Other animal breeders breed and raise cats, dogs, and other household pets.

To know which animals to breed and when to breed them, animal breeders keep detailed records. Breeders note animals’ health, size, and weight, as well as the amount and quality of the product they produce. Animal breeders also track the traits of animals’ offspring.

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How To Become A Field Crop Farmworker

Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders.

Education and Training

Most agricultural workers do not need a high school diploma; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders. Some jobs as an animal breeder may require some postsecondary education.

Agricultural workers typically receive some short-term on-the-job training. Employers instruct them on how to use simple farming tools and more complex machinery while following appropriate safety procedures. More experienced workers also are expected to perform routine maintenance on the tools they use.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Agricultural workers need excellent hand–eye coordination to harvest crops and operate farm machinery.

Listening skills. Agricultural workers need to work well with others. Because they take instructions from farmers and other agricultural managers, effective listening is critical.

Physical stamina. Agricultural workers need to be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly.

Physical strength. Agricultural workers must be strong enough to lift heavy objects, including tools and crops.

Mechanical skills. Agricultural workers must be able to operate complex farm machinery. They also occasionally do routine maintenance on the machinery.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Animal breeders sometimes need previous work experience interacting with livestock. Ranch workers may transition into animal breeding after they become more familiar with animals and learn how to handle them.

Advancement

Agricultural workers may advance to crew leader or other supervisory positions. The ability to speak both English and Spanish is helpful for agricultural supervisors.

Some agricultural workers aspire to become farmers, ranchers, or agricultural managers or to own their own farms and ranches. Knowledge of produce and livestock may provide an excellent background for becoming buyers or purchasing agents of farm products. Those who earn a college degree in agricultural science could become agricultural or food scientists.

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Field Crop Farmworker Typical Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Agriculture Worker 2.1 years
Field Worker 1.5 years
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Associate 5.6%
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Average Yearly Salary
$24,000
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$22,000
Min 10%
$24,000
Median 50%
$24,000
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$24,000
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$24,000
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$24,000
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$24,000
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Median 50%
$28,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
William L Lyon & Associates
Highest Paying City
Needham, MA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
0.9 years
How much does a Field Crop Farmworker make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Field Crop Farmworker in the United States is $25,008 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $28,000.

Real Field Crop Farmworker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Crop Farmworker Maple Drive Farms Pandora, OH Jun 06, 2016 $25,190
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Pickin Patch Inc. Plymouth, IN Oct 02, 2016 $25,190
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Clark Nickles, Inc. Charlestown, IN Jan 09, 2016 $25,190
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Garwood Orchards Inc. Indianapolis, IN Apr 06, 2016 $25,190
Crop Farmworker Swiss Country Market Lima, OH Jan 05, 2016 $25,190
Crop Farmworker Riehm Produce Farm LLC Tiffin, OH Apr 28, 2016 $25,190
Farmworker, Crop Novak's Grown Right Vegetables Foley, MN Apr 15, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker and Laborer Crop Oliver Farms Inc. Macomb, MI Oct 04, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Featherstone Fruits & Vegetables LLC. Rushford, MN May 22, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker and Laborer Crop Northern Farm Market, LLC Romeo, MI Jun 27, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Anderson Truck Farm Lake Crystal, MN Jul 16, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Wescott Agri Products Inc. Lake City, MN May 09, 2016 $25,086
Farmworker and Laborer Crop Lyman Farm Inc. Middlefield, CT May 26, 2016 $24,501
Farmworker and Laborer-Crops Gaia's Breath Farm NY Mar 15, 2016 $24,501
Crop Farmworker Creamer Farms London, OH Feb 01, 2015 $24,272
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Pickin Patch Inc. Plymouth, IN Jan 26, 2015 $24,272
Crop Farmworker Swiss Country Market Lima, OH May 01, 2015 $24,230
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Clark Nickles, Inc. Charlestown, IN Sep 01, 2015 $24,230
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Garwood Orchards Inc. Indianapolis, IN May 29, 2015 $24,230
Crop Farmworker Creamer Farms London, OH Oct 02, 2016 $24,230
Crop Farmworker Phenix Farms, Inc. Geneva, IN Mar 01, 2015 $24,230
Farmworker, Laborer, Crop Anderson Truck Farm Lake Crystal, MN Jul 15, 2015 $24,126

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Top 10 Best States for Field Crop Farmworkers

  1. Alaska
  2. North Dakota
  3. West Virginia
  4. Iowa
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Maine
  7. Minnesota
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New York
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Field Crop Farmworker Demographics

Gender

Male

50.0%

Female

40.0%

Unknown

10.0%
Ethnicity

White

42.5%

Hispanic or Latino

31.7%

Asian

13.7%

Black or African American

8.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Field Crop Farmworker Education

Schools

Buckeye Career Center

14.3%

Arizona Western College

14.3%

Center for Technology - Essex

14.3%

Norwalk Community College

14.3%

Eastern Shore Community College

14.3%

Illinois Central College

14.3%

Pearl River Community College

14.3%
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Majors

Precision Metal Working

20.0%

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies

20.0%

Computer Information Systems

20.0%

Nursing

20.0%

Environmental Science

20.0%
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Degrees

Associate

40.0%

Other

20.0%

Certificate

20.0%

License

20.0%
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Updated May 19, 2020