Farm Manager Salary

Farm Managers in the United States can expect wages of $43K per year on average. Cash earnings for Farm Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing — stretch from around $25K to approximately $69K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in four collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Farm Managers are male. Most Farm Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,661 - $67,233
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,405
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90%

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$10.57 - $20.46
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,661 - $67,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,489  
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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$24,554 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $20.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,489  
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).
)
$24,554 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Budget Management, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance. Those proficient in Machine Operation are, more often than not, 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Farm Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. 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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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%


Budget Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 44%
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