Farm Manager Salary

Farm Managers in the United States can expect wages of $43K per year on average. In the world of Farm Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $69K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $19K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Farm Managers (83 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a little over a half, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. 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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$25,713 - $67,197

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$10.56 - $20.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,713 - $67,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,327  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,392  
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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$24,669 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $20.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.00  
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 - $10,327  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,392  
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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$24,669 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance. 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.


Farm Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Farm Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 10%


Budget Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 14%

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
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 44%
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