Farm Manager Salary

Farm Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $43K annually on average but can range from $24K to $70K per year. In the world of Farm Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $24K and $70K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to more than half, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. Farm Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,853 - $68,078
(Median)
$25K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,590
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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).
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$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


Farm Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Production Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Machine Operation. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Farm Managers make a median 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
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People Management
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National Average
$41,000


Equipment Maintenance
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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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