Farm Manager Salary

Farm Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Farm Managers. Salaries average out to around $44K annually and spread from $24K to $72K per year. In the world of Farm Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $24K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $24K and $72K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in five collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Farm Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Farm Managers (86 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,485 - $72,234
$25K
$44K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,785
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50%
90%

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$10.08 - $21.49
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.99
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,485 - $72,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,242  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$24,363 - $71,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $21.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$1.38 - $30.91  
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 - $10,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$24,363 - $71,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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 imply that Farm Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Those educated in Machine Operation tend to be well versed in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Farm Manager

Pay by Experience for a Farm Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Farm Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farm Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Farm Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 208 salaries. A Farm Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 126 salaries.

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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 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries



Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$42,000


People Management
▼13%

Production Management
▼14%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 55%
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