The majority of Farm Managers in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $24K to $73K per year, and the median is $43K per year. In the world of Farm Managers, overall income ranges from $24K near the bottom to $73K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Approximately one-half enjoy medical while slightly more than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-sixth. Most Farm Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Farm Managers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,921 - $73,498
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$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,383
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$9.99 - $24.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,921 - $73,498  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $10,288  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$24,388 - $72,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $24.12  
   
Overtime
$1.24 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$97.87 - $10,288  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$24,388 - $72,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Production Management, and Machine Operation. It is often found that people who know Machine Operation are 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Farm Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $38K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $40K. On average, Farm Managers make $43K following 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 $51K.

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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 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Production Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 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
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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