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Farm Hand Salary

A Farm Hand earns an average wage of $10.91 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$14,421 - $45,615
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,319
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$7.90 - $15.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,421 - $45,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,435 - $41,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $15.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,435 - $41,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
United States (change)

Job Description for Farm Hand

A farm hand is responsible for handling a myriad of tasks for a farming operation. They operate machinery to perform farm tasks, such as by using a tractor to initially plow soil into a planting condition. After initial plowing, the farm hand uses a seeder and planter to plant the seeds into the plowed soil; then, they use a spreader or sprayer to apply fertilizer. As the crops grow, the farm hand uses pesticides on the crops to prevent losses; after the crops reach maturity, the farm hand uses a harvester to harvest the crops. To appropriately use all of this machinery the farm hand must be well versed in safety practices and best practices. On top of using a variety of machinery, the farm hand is also responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment they use.

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Farm Hand Tasks

  • Operate farm equipment, including using tractors, irrigating for floods and transporting animals.
  • Maintain farm equipment and shelters.
  • Care for animals, including feeding, health observation, tracking animal movements and grooming.

Common Career Paths for Farm Hand


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Pay by Experience Level for Farm Hand

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Farm Hand Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 76%