Updated August 22, 2022

Average Ranch Hand Salary

$13.25hourly

$27,569 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$27,569
Median
$34,000
90 %

How much does a Ranch Hand make?

Ranch hands make $27,569 per year on average, or $13.25 per hour, in the United States. Ranch hands on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $34,000.

Location impacts how much a ranch hand can expect to make. Ranch hands make the most in North Dakota, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, and Idaho.

Highest Paying States For Ranch Hands

The darker areas on the map show where ranch hands earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Ranch Hand average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1North Dakota$35,156$16.908
2Nebraska$32,669$15.7112
3Iowa$31,685$15.237
4Utah$31,087$14.9510
5Idaho$32,675$15.712
6Kentucky$29,922$14.3913
7Maine$33,586$16.15
8Vermont$33,845$16.27
9South Dakota$30,415$14.621
10Connecticut$34,247$16.461
11Wisconsin$29,397$14.1316
12New York$31,320$15.0625
13California$32,137$15.4540
14Oregon$29,652$14.268
15Minnesota$28,751$13.8219
16New Jersey$31,188$14.997
17Missouri$28,530$13.7211
18Ohio$28,961$13.9210
19Massachusetts$31,460$15.13
20Rhode Island$31,361$15.08
21Delaware$30,764$14.791
22New Mexico$30,245$14.541
23Wyoming$26,986$12.972
24Kansas$29,164$14.022
25Illinois$28,652$13.7814
26Pennsylvania$28,045$13.4813
27Colorado$28,457$13.689
28Nevada$27,519$13.233
29Michigan$27,201$13.085
30District of Columbia$27,177$13.075
31Montana$25,423$12.2276
32West Virginia$24,429$11.746
33Washington$26,845$12.9112
34New Hampshire$27,174$13.061
35Hawaii$29,432$14.15
36Arizona$27,152$13.052
37South Carolina$26,240$12.624
38Mississippi$26,720$12.85
39North Carolina$24,507$11.7812
40Arkansas$25,343$12.18
41Oklahoma$23,219$11.167
42Texas$23,699$11.3934
43Florida$24,280$11.6714
44Alaska$21,627$10.403
45Louisiana$24,929$11.991
46Alabama$24,459$11.761
47Georgia$23,892$11.4911
48Maryland$25,015$12.033
49Tennessee$22,988$11.053
50Indiana$21,797$10.486
51Virginia$21,369$10.276

Highest Paying Cities For Ranch Hands

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Petersburg, ND$36,509$17.55
2Leeds, ND$36,361$17.48
3Antler, ND$36,332$17.47
4Towner, ND$36,103$17.36
5Hope, ND$35,956$17.29
6Carpio, ND$35,689$17.16
7Plaza, ND$35,086$16.87
8Jamestown, ND$34,970$16.81
9Ray, ND$34,815$16.74
10Gackle, ND$34,345$16.51
11Mandan, ND$33,936$16.32
12Hyannis, NE$33,210$15.97
13Lisco, NE$33,105$15.92
14Clarkson, NE$33,053$15.89
15Madrid, NE$32,912$15.82

Ranch Hand Salary Details

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Average Ranch Hand Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Ranch Hand's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16
75th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
Average$27,569$2,297$13
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Groom$30,872$2,573$14.849,302
Farm Worker$26,598$2,217$12.7925,368
Wrangler$34,274$2,856$16.48176
Rider$50,175$4,181$24.123,281
Farm Labour$26,720$2,227$12.8525,319
Farm Hand$26,594$2,216$12.799,890

Which Companies Pay Ranch Hands The Most?

The highest paying companies for ranch hands are Williams International and Eco Material Technologies according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like IBC Bank and Eaton report highly competitive wages for ranch hands.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Williams International$33,674$16.19
2Eco Material Technologies$32,580$15.66
3IBC Bank$31,831$15.30
4Eaton$31,545$15.17
5D.R. Horton$30,087$14.464
6Slide Ranch$29,463$14.16
7Amos Media$29,081$13.98
8Bob Schafer$28,895$13.891
9Braum's$28,848$13.87
10Consolidated Investment Group$28,667$13.78
11Grandy's$27,814$13.37
12No Frills Supermarket$27,612$13.28
13Newman and Company$27,557$13.25
14Bradley$27,487$13.21
15SADLER & Company$27,261$13.11
16Andrews Distributing$27,210$13.081
17Kyyba$27,158$13.06
18Childhelp$27,155$13.06
19International Business-Government Counsellors$26,919$12.942
20Gordon$26,910$12.94

How Much Do Ranch Hands Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a ranch hand salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The health care industry pays ranch hands an average salary of $28,651

  2. The hospitality industry pay $27,483

  3. The lowest paying industry for ranch hands is the government industry. Ranch hands in this industry earn an average salary of $25,358

Highest Paying Industries For Ranch Hands

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Health Care$28,651$13.77
2Hospitality$27,483$13.21
3Transportation$26,814$12.89
4Technology$26,570$12.77
5Retail$26,492$12.74
6Manufacturing$26,349$12.67
7Professional$25,980$12.49
8Government$25,358$12.19

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Ranch Hand Salary Trends

Average Ranch Hand Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Ranch Hand Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$27,600$13.25+4.5%
    2021$26,300$12.66+4.6%
    2020$25,100$12.09+4.1%
    2019$24,100$11.59+3.7%
    2018$23,200$11.16+3.1%

    Recently Added Ranch Hand Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Azaya RanchLead Ranch HandPetaluma, CA07/23/2022$73,045
    Jr Butler Inc.Ranch HandLarkspur, CO07/20/2022$45,000
    Forty RanchRanch HandQuitman, TX07/14/2022$52,175
    Andrews DistributingRanch HandSinton, TX06/21/2022$37,566
    Azaya RanchLead Ranch HandPetaluma, CA04/30/2022$73,045
    Cobb Charolais Ranch Inc.Ranch HandGreat Falls, MT04/19/2022$21,000
    Cobb Charolais Ranch Inc.Ranch HandGreat Falls, MT04/19/2022$21,000
    Williams RanchRanch HandNew Mexico03/09/2022$30,867
    Vilhauer Leasing LLCRanch HandLeola, SD03/08/2022$34,373
    Star StaffingRanch Worker/Ranch HandWilton, CA03/02/2022$35,479

    Ranch Hand Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Ranch Hands the most?

    North Dakota pays Ranch Hands the most in the United States, with an average salary of $35,156 per year, or $16.90 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Ranch Hand?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Ranch Hand if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $34,247 per year.

    What type of Ranch Hand gets paid the most?

    Rider gets paid the most. Rider made a median salary of $50,175. The best-paid 10 percent make $75,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $33,000.

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