A Farm Hand earns an average wage of $11.08 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Equipment Maintenance is associated with high pay for this job.
Farm Hand Total Pay (?
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$14,380 - $44,219
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MEDIAN: $25,881
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Farm Hand Total Pay (?
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$7.84 - $15.43
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,380 - $44,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
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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$16,353 - $41,546  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $15.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
   
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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$16,353 - $41,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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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
  • 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.
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

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
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National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Farm Hand Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 29%
Machine Operation
up arrow 4%
National Average
$25,000
Mechanic
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 75%
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