Farm Manager Salary

Over one-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. In the world of Farm Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $24K and $72K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $25K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Farm Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Farm Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,051 - $72,113
$25K
$44K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,617
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90%

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$10.12 - $22.80
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$23
MEDIAN: $14.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,051 - $72,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,234  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$24,212 - $71,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $22.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$1.29 - $31.09  
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 - $10,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$24,212 - $71,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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


Farm Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Production Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Machine Operation also 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. Farm Managers see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Farm Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $50K.

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Key Stats for Farm Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries



Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


People Management
▼13%

Production Management
▼13%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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