Farm Manager Salary

The majority of Farm Managers in the United States — around half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $24K to $70K per year, and the median is $43K per year. Total cash compensation for Farm Managers runs from $24K to $70K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Farm Managers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. A majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-fourth collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,853 - $68,078
(Median)
$25K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,590
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90%

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$10.21 - $21.06
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,853 - $68,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$23,955 - $69,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $21.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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).
)
$23,955 - $69,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Farm Manager

Farm managers are responsible for optimizing the production of their farms regarding either crops or livestock, as well as setting operating goals and business plans. This job often requires managing farmers and farm hands, so leadership skills are highly beneficial.

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Farm Manager Tasks

  • Hire, train, and supervise workers and plan, coordinate, and direct their activities.
  • Plan and direct activities such as planting, growing, and harvesting crops or breeding and raising livestock.
  • Inspect farm buildings and equipment, making sure routine maintenance is carried out and repairs made when necessary.
  • Oversee the operation of a farm, including planning and managing production and handling business administration.
  • Ensure farm operations and practices meet health, safety, and environmental standards and regulations.

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Popular Skills for Farm Manager


Survey results imply that Farm Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Operations Management, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Production Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Machine Operation. Those proficient in Machine Operation are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Farm Manager

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


Farm Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. For Farm Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $50K.

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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
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National Average
$41,000


Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 14%

Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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