Farm Hand Salary

A Farm Hand earns an average wage of $10.81 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$18,743 - $46,133
$19K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $29,972
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50%
90%

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$8.09 - $16.25
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10.81
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,743 - $46,133  
   
Bonus
$490.03 - $6,027  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$17,272 - $42,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $16.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$9.89 - $26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$490.03 - $6,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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).
)
$17,272 - $42,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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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

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

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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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Key Stats for Farm Hand

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Farm Hand Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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