Farmer Salary

A Farmer earns an average salary of $39,332 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job.

$20,968 - $98,168
$21K
$39K
$98K
MEDIAN: $39,332
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50%
90%

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$8.68 - $19.28
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.36
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$20,968 - $98,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,324  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $50,167  
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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$19,729 - $70,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $19.28  
   
Overtime
$17.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,324  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $50,167  
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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$19,729 - $70,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Job Description for Farmer

A farmer performs a number of different roles on a farm, potentially working as a businessperson, laborer, manager, planner, and financier. Farmers must operate or maintain equipment such as milkers, combines, horse haulers, and trucks to move animals, grain, and crops. They also perform a number of labor-intensive tasks related to the animals and/or crops under their care.

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Farmer Tasks

  • Manage and participate in daily farm operations such as crop planning, tillage work, planting, and more.
  • Make operational and crop management recommendations based on advancements in technology and new farming techniques.
  • Ensure that farm operations and practices meet health, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Maintain and communicate operational and crop management records.
  • Hire, train, and supervise farm crew.

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Pay by Experience Level for Farmer

Pay by Experience for a Farmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Farmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Farmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 78 salaries. A Farmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 40 salaries.

Farmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Farmer?

Farmer in Marlette:
"You are kept busy each day working at a fast pace."
Pros: Driving trucks during planting and harvest season.
Cons: The company doesn't take pride in their equipment.

Farmer in Indianapolis:
Long hours certain times of year, low pay per hour, good if you want to be outside and seeing a plant start as a seed and produce grain.

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Key Stats for Farmer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Farmer Salaries


Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼1%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼2%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Mechanic
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 66%