Updated August 18, 2021
Average Livestock Yard Attendant Salary
$12.87 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$32,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$32,000
$2,667
$15
75th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
Average
$26,775
$2,231
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Livestock Yard Attendant Salary By State

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Livestock Yard Attendant average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$24,065
$11.57
Alaska
$35,083
$16.87
Arizona
$30,505
$14.67
Arkansas
$23,452
$11.28
California
$37,754
$18.15
Colorado
$26,008
$12.50
Connecticut
$31,719
$15.25
Delaware
$32,571
$15.66
District of Columbia
$31,146
$14.97
Florida
$23,271
$11.19
Georgia
$27,035
$13.00
Hawaii
$36,972
$17.77
Idaho
$31,689
$15.24
Illinois
$26,088
$12.54
Indiana
$27,035
$13.00
Iowa
$35,058
$16.85
Kansas
$27,792
$13.36
Kentucky
$24,325
$11.69
Louisiana
$26,972
$12.97
Maine
$35,702
$17.16
Maryland
$27,248
$13.10
Massachusetts
$36,702
$17.65
Michigan
$24,179
$11.62
Minnesota
$25,531
$12.27
Mississippi
$26,493
$12.74
Missouri
$29,000
$13.94
Montana
$26,755
$12.86
Nebraska
$28,945
$13.92
Nevada
$33,418
$16.07
New Hampshire
$36,561
$17.58
New Jersey
$28,155
$13.54
New Mexico
$21,836
$10.50
New York
$31,026
$14.92
North Carolina
$26,040
$12.52
North Dakota
$32,628
$15.69
Ohio
$27,742
$13.34
Oklahoma
$23,444
$11.27
Oregon
$32,569
$15.66
Pennsylvania
$27,337
$13.14
Rhode Island
$35,895
$17.26
South Carolina
$24,956
$12.00
South Dakota
$34,647
$16.66
Tennessee
$24,640
$11.85
Texas
$23,493
$11.29
Utah
$28,211
$13.56
Vermont
$32,422
$15.59
Virginia
$25,489
$12.25
Washington
$39,727
$19.10
West Virginia
$26,774
$12.87
Wisconsin
$28,952
$13.92
Wyoming
$28,757
$13.83

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Highest Paying Cities For Livestock Yard Attendant

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Costa Mesa, CA
$36,234
$17.42
Mentor, OH
$29,031
$13.96
Saint Peters, MO
$28,797
$13.84
South Bend, IN
$28,713
$13.80

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How much does a Livestock Yard Attendant make?

The average livestock yard attendant salary is $26,775 per year, or $12.87 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire provide the highest livestock yard attendant salaries.

Average Livestock Yard Attendant Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,800
    $12.87
    +4.1%
    2020
    $25,700
    $12.34
    +3.7%
    2019
    $24,700
    $11.88
    +3.1%
    2018
    $23,900
    $11.51
    +3.5%
    2017
    $23,100
    $11.11
    +1.2%

    How Much Do Livestock Yard Attendants Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, livestock yard attendant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, retail, and government companies tend to offer much higher salaries for livestock yard attendants. For example, livestock yard attendants make a whopping average salary of $30,473 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $29,491 at retail companies and $27,607 at government companies. But livestock yard attendants may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,392.
    RankIndustryAverage Livestock Yard Attendant SalaryLivestock Yard Attendant Salary Range
    1Professional
    $30,473
    $24k
    $32k
    2Retail
    $29,491
    $24k
    $32k
    3Government
    $27,607
    $24k
    $32k
    4Finance
    $26,814
    $24k
    $32k
    5Technology
    $26,426
    $24k
    $32k
    6Construction
    $26,392
    $24k
    $32k

    High Paying Livestock Yard Attendant Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    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
    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
    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
    Farm Worker

    Avg. salary: $25,533

    A farmworker is responsible for applying fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides to crops and livestock. You will operate agricultural machinery under the direction of a rancher, farmer, or an agricultural manager. Your duties will typically include harvesting and inspecting crops manually, irrigating farm soil and maintaining pipes, pumps, d ditches, and feeding livestock. As a farmworker, you will operate milking machinery and other farm machinery such as plows and tractors, maintain farm buildings, and trim hedges. You are also expected to mend walls and fences and clear drainage ditches.
    15,354 Farm Worker Jobs
    Farm Labour

    Avg. salary: $25,518

    Also called agricultural workers, farm laborers are people who inspect and harvest crops. The workers irrigate soil on the farm and maintain their pumps, pipes, or ditches. They service and operate farm tools and machinery. Their job involves the maintenance of crops like vegetables, nuts, and fruits. They look after livestock on the farm like cows, chickens, etc. Also, they inspect the animals for the detection of symptoms of injuries or illnesses and administer vaccines for disease protection.
    6,323 Farm Labour 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
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Groom
    $25,183
    $2,099
    $12.11
    10,393
    Wrangler
    $41,284
    $3,440
    $19.85
    292
    Rider
    $61,718
    $5,143
    $29.67
    4,550
    Farm Worker
    $25,534
    $2,128
    $12.28
    15,354
    Farm Labour
    $25,519
    $2,127
    $12.27
    6,323
    Ranch Hand
    $26,087
    $2,174
    $12.54
    665
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    Which Companies Pay Livestock Yard Attendants The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like ArtiFlex Manufacturing and Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co as they offer the highest salaries for livestock yard attendants.
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    Average Livestock Yard Attendant Salary by Demographic

    Livestock Yard Attendant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $25,893
    female-income
    Female Income
    $24,722
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$25,893
    Female$24,722
    Median Livestock Yard Attendant Income by Race
    White livestock yard attendants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american livestock yard attendants have the lowest average salary at $24,856.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$25,880
    Black or African American$24,856
    Asian$25,089
    Hispanic or Latino$25,213
    Average Livestock Yard Attendant Salary by Education Level
    Livestock yard attendants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $27,393 annually. With a Associate degree, livestock yard attendants earn a median annual income of $26,560 compared to $26,478 for livestock yard attendants 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$25,893
    Master's Degree$27,393
    No Education$25,136
    Bachelor's Degree$26,478
    Some College/ Associate Degree$26,560