Farm Manager Salary (United States)

Farm Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39,764 annually across the county. Pay generally spreads from $23,402 to $67,101 per year. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a quarter collect dental insurance. Male Farm Managers far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. Job satisfaction for Farm Managers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Farm Manager Salary (?
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$23,685 - $65,383
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MEDIAN: $41,221
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Farm Manager Salary (?
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$10.64 - $19.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,685 - $65,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $19,797  
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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$23,402 - $67,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $19.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $19,797  
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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$23,402 - $67,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Job Description for Farm Manager

Farm managers oversee the overall operation of a farm, including planning and managing production and handling business administration. The extent of a farm manager's duties and activities depends in large part on the size and complexity of the farm, as well as the type of farm. Generally, though, farm managers plan and direct activities such as planting, growing, and harvesting crops or breeding and raising livestock. They hire, train, and supervise workers and plan, coordinate, and direct their activities. Typical farm managers inspect farm buildings and equipment, making sure that routine maintenance is carried out and repairs are made when necessary. Farm managers are also responsible for ensuring that farm operations and practices meet health, safety, and environmental standards and regulations. Work is often physically strenuous, with long work hours and rare days off during harvesting season. Much time is spent outdoors, usually in more rural areas. Experience in an agricultural setting is useful, but education is required in order to prepare for the scientific, business, and financial decisions required in modern farming; completion of a two- to four-year degree from a school of agriculture is desirable. Ongoing education is required to stay current with advancements in technology and new farming techniques. Farm managers also must remain current with relevant regulations, especially those relating to the environment. Farm managers must have technical knowledge of plants, planting conditions and diseases if crops are grown on the farm; for livestock and dairy farms, managers must possess knowledge of animal husbandry and basic veterinary science. Farm managers must possess a mechanical aptitude for the farm equipment, commitment, business skills, and managerial aspects.
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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Budget Management, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Farm Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Farm Managers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting out, salaries are typically $34K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $42K after one to two decades. Though minimal, Farm Managers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within it.

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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%
Budget Management
up arrow 7%
National Average
$40,000
Machine Operation
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 45%