A little over a half of Farm Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $24K to $72K per year, and the average comes out to $44K annually. Overall cash earnings for Farm Managers stretch from $24K on the lower end to $72K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Farm Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and approximately one-fifth earn dental coverage. Male Farm Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,362 - $72,768
$25K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,701
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$10.00 - $24.11
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$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,362 - $72,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,314  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,187 - $72,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $30.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,000  
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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$24,187 - $72,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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

  • 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.
  • Inspect farm buildings and equipment, making sure routine maintenance is carried out and repairs made when necessary.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Farm Manager


Survey results show that Farm Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Heavy Equipment Repair as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Production Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Machine Operation also tend to know 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $38K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. Farm Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $50K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Farm Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries



National Average
$42,000



People Management
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Production Management
up arrow 13%

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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