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Working As A Greenhouse Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Greenhouse Manager Do

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers operate establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products. 

Duties

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers typically do the following:

  • Supervise all steps of the crop production and ranging process, including planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and herding
  • Determine how to raise crops or livestock by evaluating factors such as market conditions, disease, soil conditions, and the availability of federal programs
  • Select and purchase supplies, such as seed, fertilizers, and farm machinery
  • Ensure that farm machinery is maintained and repaired
  • Adapt their duties to the seasons, weather conditions, or a crop’s growing cycle
  • Maintain farm facilities, such as water pipes, hoses, fences, and animal shelters
  • Serve as the sales agent for livestock, crops, and dairy products
  • Record financial, tax, production, and employee information

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers produce enough crops and livestock to meet the needs of the United States and still have more left over for export.

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers monitor the constantly changing prices for their products. They use different strategies to protect themselves from unpredictable changes in the markets. For example, farmers carefully plan the combination of crops that they grow, so if the price of one crop drops, they will have enough income from another crop to make up for the loss. Farmers and ranchers also track disease and weather conditions closely, because disease and bad weather may have a negative impact on crop yields or animal health. When farmers and ranchers plan ahead, they may be able to store their crops or keep their livestock to take advantage of higher prices later in the year.

Most farm output goes to food-processing companies. However, some farmers now choose to sell their goods directly to consumers through farmer’s markets or use cooperatives to reduce their financial risk and to gain a larger share of the final price of their goods. In community-supported agriculture (CSA), cooperatives sell shares of a harvest to consumers before the planting season in order to ensure a market for the farm’s produce.

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers also negotiate with banks and other credit lenders to get financing, because they must buy seed, livestock, and equipment before they have products to sell.

Farmers and ranchers own and operate mainly family-owned farms. They also may lease land from a landowner and operate it as a working farm.

The size of the farm or range determines which tasks farmers and ranchers handle. Those who operate small farms or ranges usually do all tasks, including harvesting and inspecting the land, growing crops, and raising animals. In addition, they keep records, service machinery, and maintain buildings.

By contrast, farmers and ranchers who operate large farms have employees—including agricultural workers—who help with physical work. Some employees of large farms are in nonfarm occupations, working as truck drivers, sales representatives, bookkeepers, or information technology specialists.

Farmers and ranchers track technological improvements in animal breeding and seeds, choosing new products that might increase output. Many livestock and dairy farmers monitor and attend to the health of their herds, tasks that may include assisting in births.

Agricultural managers take care of the day-to-day operation of one or more farms, ranches, nurseries, timber tracts, greenhouses, and other agricultural establishments for corporations, farmers, and owners who do not live and work on their farm or ranch.     

Agricultural managers usually do not do production activities themselves. Instead, they hire and supervise farm and livestock workers to do most daily production tasks.

Managers may determine budgets. They may decide how to store and transport crops. They oversee the proper maintenance of equipment and property.

The following are examples of types of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers:

Crop farmers and managers—those who grow grain, fruits and vegetables, and other crops—are responsible for all steps of plant growth. After a harvest, they make sure that the crops are properly packaged and stored.

Livestock, dairy, and poultry farmers, ranchers, and managers feed and care for animals. They keep livestock in barns, pens, and other farm buildings. These workers also oversee the breeding and marketing of the animals in their care.

Horticultural specialty farmers and managers oversee the production of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants (including turf) used for landscaping. They also grow grapes, berries, and nuts used in making wine.

Aquaculture farmers and managers raise fish and shellfish in ponds, floating net pens, raceways, and recirculating systems. They stock, feed, protect, and maintain aquatic life used for food and for recreational fishing.

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How To Become A Greenhouse Manager

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers usually have at least a high school diploma and typically gain skills through work experience.

Education

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers usually have at least a have a high school diploma. As farm and land management has grown more complex and costly, farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers have increasingly needed postsecondary education, such as an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or a related field.

There are a number of government programs that help new farmers get education in farming. All state university systems have at least one land-grant college or university with a school of agriculture. Common programs of study include business (with a concentration in agriculture), plant breeding, farm management, agronomy, dairy science, and agricultural economics.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers typically work and gain experience under more experienced farmers. Some of them may grow up on a family farm and learn that way. The amount of experience that is needed varies with the complexity of the work and the size of the farm. Those with postsecondary education in agriculture may not need previous work experience. Universities and various forms of government assistance give prospective farmers alternatives to working on a farm or growing up on one.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers must monitor and assess the quality of their land or livestock. These tasks require precision and accuracy.

Critical-thinking skills. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers make tough decisions through sound reasoning and judgment. They determine how to improve their harvest and livestock, all the while reacting appropriately to external factors.

Interpersonal skills. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers supervise laborers and other workers, so effective communication is critical.

Mechanical skills. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers must be able to operate complex machinery and occasionally perform routine maintenance.

Physical strength. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers—particularly those who work on small farms—must be able to perform physically strenuous, repetitive tasks, such as lifting heavy objects and bending at the waist.

Training

Those without postsecondary education take a longer time to learn the more complex aspects of farming. A small number of farms offer apprenticeships to help young people learn the practical skills of farming and ranching. Government projects, such as the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, provide a way for people without any farm training to be paired with experienced farmers, learning through internships or apprentice programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

To show competency in farm management, agricultural managers may choose to become certified. The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) offers the Accredited Farm Manager accreditation to ASFMRA members who have 4 years of work experience and a bachelor’s degree. A complete list of requirements, including consultant course work and exams, is available from ASFMRA.

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Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$169,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The Herrick
Highest Paying City
Saint Paul, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a Greenhouse Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Greenhouse Manager in the United States is $78,587 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $169,000.

Real Greenhouse Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Greenhouse Manager Westerlay Orchids LP Carpinteria, CA Mar 02, 2015 $108,600
Manager, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Barrick Gold of North America, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Oct 24, 2011 $108,000 -
$162,000
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Chateau Landscape, Inc. Moorpark, CA Oct 21, 2010 $74,131
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Moon Mountain Farms, LLC Fillmore, CA Apr 16, 2013 $72,210
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Monsanto Company Kihei, HI Mar 18, 2008 $71,094 -
$72,000
Nursery and Greenhouse Manager McCahon Floral Watsonville, CA Oct 01, 2014 $70,353 -
$76,176
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Chisan Orchids Nursery, Inc. Los Alamos, CA Sep 06, 2011 $67,184
Greenhouse Manager Buckley's Flower Shop Inc. East Hampton, NY May 11, 2011 $61,443
Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Ivy Acres Vineland, NJ Nov 23, 2009 $60,000
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Truesdale Nursery & Garden Center, Inc. NY Feb 19, 2008 $56,307
Greenhouse Manager The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. Ardmore, OK Oct 09, 2010 $56,214
Horticulturist/Greenhouse Manager Hollandia Produce, LLC Carpinteria, CA Sep 05, 2012 $53,501
Assistant Greenhouse Manager Eurofresh Farms Willcox, AZ Apr 10, 2009 $50,000
Assistant Greenhouse Manager Eurofresh Farms Willcox, AZ Apr 09, 2009 $50,000
Assistant Greenhouse Manager Eurofresh Farms Willcox, AZ Apr 14, 2009 $50,000
Assistant Greenhouse Manager Eurofresh Farms Willcox, AZ May 04, 2009 $50,000
Nursery/Greenhouse Manager Farmhouse Flowers & Plants Brookeville, MD Oct 01, 2009 $48,277
Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, Inc. Hilo, HI Mar 24, 2010 $48,200 -
$55,000
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Kurt Weiss Greenhouses of Pa, Inc. Mount Carmel, PA Aug 25, 2011 $41,101
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers RMG MAUI LLC Kihei, HI Feb 25, 2010 $38,917 -
$50,000
Greenhouse Manager--Horticulture Linder's Greenhouses, Inc. Saint Paul, MN Sep 07, 2012 $36,109
Greenhouse Manager--Horticulture Linder's Greenhouses, Inc. Saint Paul, MN Nov 21, 2011 $36,109
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Dana Chaka DBA Lacy Hollow Landscape Deer Park, TX Apr 08, 2008 $35,792
Greenhouse Manager Shamrock Nursery, Inc. ONeill, NE Oct 01, 2010 $35,000
Greenhouse Manager Porters Wholesale Inc. Calverton, NY Feb 01, 2010 $31,305

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Top Skills for A Greenhouse Manager

  1. Greenhouse Operations
  2. Customer Service
  3. Pest Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed and supervised greenhouse operations for pathology screens and biotechnology introductions of Genetically Modified Plant Material into greenhouses.
  • Provided knowledgeable customer service which frequently led to generating additional revenue for the business.
  • Developed and implemented integrated pest management strategies in renovated hydroponic greenhouse.
  • Manage seasonal staff of five.
  • Assist other managers with special projects such as crop planning and nursery stock inventorying.

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Top 10 Best States for Greenhouse Managers

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  3. New York
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Greenhouse Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

50.2%

Male

42.8%

Unknown

7.0%
Ethnicity

White

69.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.2%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.6%

French

8.8%

Portuguese

2.9%

Hebrew

2.9%

German

2.9%

Greek

2.9%

Dutch

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Polish

2.9%
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Greenhouse Manager Education

Schools

University of Georgia

9.3%

Texas A&M University

8.2%

North Carolina State University

7.2%

Iowa State University

6.2%

University of New Hampshire

5.2%

Michigan State University

5.2%

Auburn University

5.2%

Ohio State University

5.2%

University of Phoenix

5.2%

Colorado State University

5.2%

University of Rhode Island

4.1%

Pennsylvania State University

4.1%

Saint Edward's University

4.1%

Front Range Community College

4.1%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.1%

Oklahoma State University

4.1%

Western Michigan University

4.1%

Spokane Community College

3.1%

University of Florida

3.1%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.1%
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Majors

Plant Sciences

28.4%

Business

10.2%

Biology

10.2%

Applied Horticulture

9.4%

Environmental Science

6.5%

General Studies

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Fine Arts

2.6%

Botany

2.6%

Agricultural Business

2.6%

Marketing

2.6%

Management

2.3%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.3%

Criminal Justice

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.3%

Agriculture

2.1%

English

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Agricultural Operation And Science

1.8%

Economics

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.4%

Other

23.9%

Associate

15.6%

Masters

12.0%

Certificate

2.8%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.7%

Diploma

0.7%
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